Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun course

9 senses of course

Sense 1
course, course of study, course of instruction, class -- (education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes")
       => education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity -- (the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded")

Sense 2
course, line -- (a connected series of events or actions or developments; "the government took a firm course"; "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available")
       => series -- (similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies")

Sense 3
course, trend -- (general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast")
       => direction, way -- (a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home")

Sense 4
course, course of action -- (a 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")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Sense 5
path, track, course -- (a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river")
       => line -- (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Sense 6
class, form, grade, course -- (a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy")
       => gathering, assemblage -- (a group of persons together in one place)

Sense 7
course -- (part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal")
       => nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals -- (a source of materials to nourish the body)

Sense 8
course, row -- ((construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks")
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")

Sense 9
course -- (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")
       => facility, installation -- (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb course

3 senses of course

Sense 1
course -- (move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic")
       => traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across -- (travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")

Sense 2
run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
course -- (hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares")
       => hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")

Synonyms of adv course

1 sense of course

Sense 1
naturally, of course, course -- (as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill")

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