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course



I - noun
1. education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings (Freq. 61)
- he took a course in basket weaving
- flirting is not unknown in college classes
Syn:
course of study, course of instruction, class
Hypernyms:
education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity
Hyponyms:
adult education, art class, childbirth-preparation class, correspondence course, course of lectures,
directed study, elective course, elective, extension course, home study, industrial arts,
orientation course, orientation, propaedeutic, propaedeutics, refresher course, refresher,
required course, seminar, shop class, shop, workshop
Part Meronyms:
coursework, lesson, lecture, lecturing, course session,
class period, recitation
2. a connected series of events or actions or developments (Freq. 14)
- the government took a firm course
- historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available
Syn:
line
Hypernyms:
series
Hyponyms:
stream, flow, current
3. general line of orientation (Freq. 11)
- the river takes a southern course
- the northeastern trend of the coast
Syn:
trend
Derivationally related forms:
trend (for: trend)
Hypernyms:
direction, way
4. a mode of action (Freq. 9)
- 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
Syn:
course of action
Hypernyms:
action
Hyponyms:
blind alley, collision course, way, path, way of life
5. a line or route along which something travels or moves (Freq. 5)
- the hurricane demolished houses in its path
- the track of an animal
- the course of the river
Syn:
path, track
Derivationally related forms:
track (for: track)
Hypernyms:
line
Hyponyms:
collision course, inside track, round, steps, swath,
belt, trail
6. a body of students who are taught together
- early morning classes are always sleepy
Syn:
class, form, grade
Hypernyms:
gathering, assemblage
Hyponyms:
master class, section, discussion section
7. part of a meal served at one time
- she prepared a three course meal
Hypernyms:
nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment,
alimentation, victuals
Hyponyms:
entree, main course, appetizer, appetiser, starter,
dessert, sweet, afters
Part Holonyms:
meal, repast
8. (construction) a layer of masonry
- a course of bricks
Syn:
row
Hypernyms:
layer, bed
Hyponyms:
damp-proof course, damp course, row of bricks
Part Holonyms:
wall
9. facility 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
Hypernyms:
facility, installation
Hyponyms:
golf course, links course, racetrack, racecourse, raceway, track

II - verb
1. move swiftly through or over
- ships coursing the Atlantic
Hypernyms:
traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over,
get over, get across, cut through, cut across
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. move along, of liquids
- Water flowed into the cave
- the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
Syn:
run, flow, feed
See Also:
flow from (for: flow), run over (for: run)
Derivationally related forms:
flow (for: flow), flowing (for: flow), run (for: run)
Hypernyms:
move
Hyponyms:
flush, jet, gush, tide, surge,
circulate, eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl,
waste, run off, run down, pour, spill, run out,
stream, well out, trickle, dribble, filter, drain,
seep, ooze, gutter
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
3. hunt with hounds
- He often courses hares
Derivationally related forms:
coursing
Topics:
game
Hypernyms:
hunt, run, hunt down, track down
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something

III - adverb
as might be expected (Freq. 1)
- naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill
Syn:
naturally, of course
Ant:
unnaturally (for: naturally)

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