A course of medical treatments.
- The path to be followed by participants in a race.
The main course was roast beef.
In the course of a week.
Our wisest course.
Ships coursing the seas.
An example of a course is a business law class.
An example of course is the route taken by an airplane.
An example of course is the way your life progresses.
The first course was a delicious soup.
The course of events.
In the course of a year.
The boat took a northern course.
The course of a marathon.
A four-year course in engineering.
Took an introductory course in chemistry; passed her calculus course.
The law must take its course.
- A normal or customary sequence.
- A programme, a chosen manner of proceeding.
- Any ordered process or sequence or steps.
- A learning program, as in a school.I need to take a French course.
- (especially in medicine) A treatment plan.
- A stage of a meal.We offer seafood as the first course.
- The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
The normal course of events seems to be just one damned thing after another.
- The itinerary of a race.The cross-country course passes the canal.
- A racecourse.
- The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse.
- (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
- (golf) A golf course.
- (nautical) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.
- (navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.
His illness ran its course.
Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
- (masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
- (roofing) A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system.
The oil coursed through the engine.
Blood pumped around the human body courses throughout all its veins and arteries.
To course greyhounds after deer.
Followed the best course and invested her money.
A fad that ran its course.
The course of true love.
- Away from the planned or intended course.
- At the proper or right time:Things will get better in due course.
- As is to be expected under the circumstances; naturally or obviously:Of course someone had to clean up the mess.
- Used to indicate assent or agreement:“Do you like her music?” “Of course!”.
- Following the planned or intended course.
- To follow its natural progression or development:Should we let the illness run its course?.
- in the usual or proper sequence (of events)
- in the progress or process of; during
- as is or was to be expected; naturally
- certainly; without doubt
- moving (or not moving) in the intended direction