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Etymology

From Old French cours, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cursus, past participle of correre to run.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
course

Plural
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course ({{{1}}})
  1. An onward movement, progress.
    The course of events
  2. The itinerary of a race.
    The cross-country course passes the canal.
  3. A period of learning.
    I need to take a French course to pep up.
  4. A part of a meal.
    We offer seafood as the first course.
  5. (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
    The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
    A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.
  8. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
    Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A row of bricks or blocks.
    On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
  10. The path taken by a waterway.
  11. (music) A string on a lute
  12. (jargon, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to course

Third person singular
courses

Simple past
coursed

Past participle
-

Present participle
coursing

to course (third-person singular simple present courses, present participle coursing, simple past and past participle coursed)
  1. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
    The oil coursed through the engine.
  2. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey.

Translations

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French

Etymology

Feminine of cours.

Pronunciation

Noun

course f. (plural courses)

  1. race

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