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"
(construction) a layer of masonry
"a course of bricks"
part of a meal served at one time
"she prepared a three course meal"
a body of students who are taught together
"early morning classes are always sleepy"
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"
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"
- course of action
general line of orientation
"the river takes a southern course"
"the northeastern trend of the coast"
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"
education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
"he took a course in basket weaving"
"flirting is not unknown in college classes"
- course of study - course of instruction
hunt with hounds
"He often courses hares"
move along, of liquids
"Water flowed into the cave"
"the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
move swiftly through or over
"ships coursing the Atlantic"
as might be expected
"naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"
- of course