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Dictionary definition for: Course

1. (r) as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"

2. (n) education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving" "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

3. (v) move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"

4. (v) move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

5. (n) 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"

6. (n) 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"

7. (v) hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) 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"

10. (n) general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course" "the northeastern trend of the coast"

11. (n) part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"

12. (n) (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"

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