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course

noun

1 course

Education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings:
— He took a course in basket weaving.

synonyms: class, course of instruction, course of study.

Roget 58: order, regularity, uniformity, symmetry, lucidus ordo [Lat.]; music of the spheres.    gradation, progression; series etc. (continuity) 69.    subordination; course, ... show more

Roget 728: arena, field, platform; scene of action, theater; walk, course; hustings; stare, boards etc. (playhouse) 599; amphitheater; ... show more

Roget 106: time, duration; period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season; the whole time, the whole period; space-time; course ... show more

Roget 537: teaching etc. v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy.    qualification, ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Roget 298: eating etc. v.; deglutition, gulp, epulation, mastication, manducation, rumination; gluttony etc. 957.    [eating specific foods] ... show more

Roget 266: travel; traveling etc. v.. wayfaring, campaigning.    journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, ... show more

Roget 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more

Roget 204: layer, stratum, strata, course, bed, zone, substratum, substrata, floor, flag, stage, story, tier, slab, ... show more

Dutch: cursus, leergang
Polish: kurs



2 course

A connected series of events or actions or developments:
— The government took a firm course.

synonym: line.

Roget 69: continuity; consecution, consecutiveness etc. adj.; succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain; catenation, concatenation; ... show more

Roget 278: direction, bearing, course, vector; set, drift, tenor; tendency etc. 176; incidence; bending, trending etc. ... show more

Dutch: proces, rij, verloop

3 course

General line of orientation:
— The river takes a southern course.

synonym: trend.

Polish: kierunek, kurs, linia, tor

4 course

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.

synonym: course of action.

5 course

A line or route along which something travels or moves:
— The course of the river.

synonyms: path, track.

Roget 627: method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise; modus operandi, MO; procedure etc. ... show more

Roget 692: conduct [actions of an individual agent]; behavior; deportment, comportment; carriage, maintien, demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance.    dealing, ... show more

Dutch: baan, koers, loop
Polish: drożyna, ścieżyna

6 course

A body of students who are taught together.

synonyms: class, form, grade.

Dutch: promotie
Polish: kurs

7 course

Part of a meal served at one time.

Dutch: gerecht, koers, loop, cursus, parcours, gang

8 course

construction A layer of masonry:
— A course of bricks.

synonym: row.

9 course

Facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport.

Dutch: baan

verb

1 course

Move swiftly through or over.

Roget 622: pursue, prosecute, follow; run after, make after, be after, hunt after, prowl after; shadow; carry on etc. (do) 680; engage in ... show more

Roget 267: sail; put to sea etc. (depart) 293; take ship, get under way; set sail, spread sail, spread canvas; gather way, have way on; make sail, ... show more

Roget 266: travel, journey, course; take a journey, go a journey; take a walk, go out for walk etc. n.; have a run; take the air.    flit, take wing; migrate, ... show more

2 course

Move along, of liquids.

synonyms: feed, flow, run.

Dutch: stromen

3 course

Hunt with hounds.

adverb

1 course

As might be expected.

synonyms: naturally, of course.


Moby thesaurus: Brownian movement, Indian file, MO, Zeitgeist, academic specialty, act, adit, advance, advancement, advancing, affluence, afflux, affluxion, agora, aim, air lane, algorithm, ambit, amphitheater, angular motion ... show more.

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