HyperDic: course

English > 13 senses of the word course:
NOUNactcourse, course of study, course of instruction, classeducation imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
groupcourse, linea connected series of events or actions or developments
locationcourse, trendgeneral line of orientation
actcourse, course of actiona mode of action
objectcourse, path, tracka line or route along which something travels or moves
groupcourse, class, form, gradea body of students who are taught together
foodcoursepart of a meal served at one time
artifactcourse, row(construction) a layer of masonry
artifactcoursefacility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport
VERBmotioncoursemove swiftly through or over
motioncourse, run, flow, feedmove along, of liquids / liquids
competitioncoursehunt with hounds
ADVERBallcourse, naturally, of courseas might be expected
course > pronunciation
Rhymesairforce ... workhorse: 29 rhymes with aors...
English > course: 13 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningeducation imparted in a series of lessons or meetings.
Example"he took a course in basket weaving"
Synonymscourse of study, course of instruction, class
Partscourse session, class period, recitationA regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
courseworkWork assigned to and done by a student during a course of study
lecture, lecturingteaching by giving a discourse on some subject / subject (typically to a class)
lessonA unit of instruction
Narroweradult educationA course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study
art classA class in which you learn to draw or paint
childbirth-preparation classA course that teaches pregnant women to use breathing and concentration and exercise techniques to use during labor
correspondence courseA course offered (by mail) by a correspondence school
course of lecturesA series of lectures dealing with a subject / subject
directed studyA course of study that is supervised and controlled by a specialist in the subject
elective course, electiveA course that the student can select from among alternatives
extension courseA course offered as part of an extension service
home studyA course of study carried out at home rather than in a classroom
industrial artsA course in the methods of using tools and machinery as taught in secondary schools and technical schools
orientation course, orientationA course introducing a new situation or environment
propaedeutic, propaedeuticsA course that provides an introduction / introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
refresher course, refresherA course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments
required courseA course that all students are required to take
seminarA course offered for a small group of advanced students
shop class, shopA course of instruction in a trade / trade (as carpentry or electricity)
workshopA brief intensive course for a small group
Broadereducation, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activityThe activities of educating / educating or instructing
Spanishasignatura, clase, curso
Catalanclasse, curs
English > course: 13 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA connected series of events or actions or developments.
Example"the government took a firm course"
Narrowerstream, flow, currentdominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
BroaderseriesSimilar things placed in order or happening one after another
Spanishcurso, hilera, línea, transcurso, trayectoria, trazado
Catalancurs, línia, trajectòria
English > course: 13 senses > noun 3, location
Meaninggeneral line of orientation.
Example"the river takes a southern course"
Broaderdirection, wayA line leading to a place or point
Spanishcurso, tendencia, trazado
Catalancurs, traçat
Verbscoursemove along, of liquids / liquids
English > course: 13 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA mode of action.
  • "if you persist in that course you will surely fail"
  • "once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place"
Synonymcourse of action
Narrowerblind alley(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement
collision courseA course of action (following a given idea) that will lead to conflict / conflict / conflict if it continues unabated
way, path, way of lifeA course of conduct
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
English > course: 13 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA line or route along which something travels or moves.
Example "the course of the river"
Synonymspath, track
Narrowercollision courseA course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged
inside trackThe inner side of a curved racecourse
roundThe course along which communications spread
stepsThe course along which a person has walked or is walking in
swath, beltA path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
trailA track or mark left by something that has passed
BroaderlineA spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
Spanishcamino, curso, dirección, trayectoria
Catalancamí, curs, direcció, trajectòria
Verbscoursemove swiftly through or over
English > course: 13 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningA body of students who are taught together.
Synonymsclass, form, grade
Narrowermaster classA class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert
section, discussion sectionA small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
Broadergathering, assemblageA group of persons together in one place
Spanishclase, curso
Catalanclasse, curs, grau
English > course: 13 senses > noun 7, food
MeaningPart of a meal served at one time.
Example"she prepared a three course meal"
Part ofmeal, repastThe food served and eaten at one time
Narrowerappetizer, appetiser, starterFood or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
dessert, sweet, aftersA dish served as the last course of a meal
entree, main courseThe principal dish of a meal
Broadernutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victualsA source of materials to nourish the body
Spanishplato, ruta
Catalanplat, ruta
English > course: 13 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaning(construction) a layer of masonry.
Example"a course of bricks"
Part ofwallAn architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
Narrowerdamp-proof course, damp courseA course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
row of bricksA course of bricks place next to each other (usually in a straight line)
Broaderlayer, bedSingle thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
Spanishfila, hilada, hilera
English > course: 13 senses > noun 9, artifact
Meaningfacility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport.
  • "the course had only nine holes"
  • "the course was less than a mile"
Narrowergolf course, links coursecourse consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf
racetrack, racecourse, raceway, trackA course over which races are run
Broaderfacility, installationA building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
Spanishcampo, pista, terreno de juego
Catalancamp, pista, terreny de joc
English > course: 13 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAs might be expected.
Synonymsnaturally, of course
OppositeunnaturallyIn a manner at variance with what is natural or normal
Spanishclaro, desde luego, naturalmente, por supuesto
Catalanés clar, naturalment
English > course: 13 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove swiftly through or over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broadertraverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut acrossTravel across or pass over
Nounscoursea line or route along which something travels or moves
English > course: 13 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove along, of liquids / liquids.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsrun, flow, feed
Caused byflowCause to flow
flushCause to flow or flood with or as if with water
pourCause to run
Entailed byoverflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim overFlow or run over (a limit or brim)
NarrowercirculateMove through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
drain, run outflow off gradually
eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirlFlow in a circular current, of liquids / liquids
flushFlow freely
gutterFlow in small streams
jet, gushissue in a jet
pourFlow in a spurt
run downMove downward
seep, oozePass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
spill, run outFlow, run or fall out and become lost
stream, well outFlow freely and abundantly
tide, surgeRise or move forward
trickle, dribble, filterRun or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
waste, run offrun off as waste
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishalimentar, correr, crecer, fluir, manar
Catalanalimentar, brollar, córrer, créixer, fluir, manar, rajar
Nounscoursegeneral line of orientation
English > course: 13 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaninghunt with hounds.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"He often courses hares"
CategorygameA contest with rules to determine a winner
Broaderhunt, run, hunt down, track downpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
Nounscoursinghunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent

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