n. A running or moving forward or onward; motion forward; a continuous progression or advance.n. A running in a prescribed direction, or over a prescribed distance; a race; a career.n. The path, direction, or distance prescribed or laid out for a running or race; the ground or distance walked, run, or sailed over, or to be walked, run, or sailed over, in a race: as, there being no competition, he walked over the course.n. Hence The space of distance or time, or the succession of stages, through which anything passes or has to pass in its continued progress from first to last; the period or path of progression from begiuning to end: as, the course of a planet, or of a human life.n. The line or direction of motion; the line in which anything moves: as, the course of a projectile through the air; specifically (nautical), the direction in which a ship is steered in making her way from point to point during a voyage; the point of the compass on which a ship sails.n. In surveying, a line run with a compass or transit.n. The continual or gradual advance or progress of anything; the series of phases of a process; the whole succession of characters which anything progressive assumes: as, the course of an argument or a debate; the course of a disease.n. In tilting, a charge or career of the contestants in the lists; about or round in a tournament; hence, a round at anything, as in a race; a bout or set-to.n. Order; sequence; rotation; succession of one to another in office, property, dignity, duty, etc.n. Methodical or regulated motion or procedure; customary or probable sequence of events; recurrence of events according to certain laws.n. A round or succession of prescribed acts or procedures intended to bring about a particular result: as, a course of medical treatment; a course of training.n. A series or succession in a specified or systematized order; in schools and colleges, a prescribed order and succession of lectures or studies, or the lectures or studies themselves; curriculum: as, a course of lectures in chemistry, or of study in law.n. A line of procedure; method; way; manner of proceeding; measure: as, it will be necessary to try another course with him.n. A line of conduct or behavior; way of life; personal behavior or conduct: usually in the plural, implying reprehensible conduct.n. That part of a meal which is served at once and separately, with its accompaniments, whether consisting of one dish or of several: as, a course of fish; a course of game; a dinner of four courses.n. A row, round, or layer. Specifically— In building, a continuous range of stones or bricks of the same height throughout the face or faces, or any smaller architectural division of a building.n. In cutlers' work, each stage of grinding or polishing on the cutler's lap or wheel.n. In mining, a lode or vein.n. Each series of teeth or burs along the whole length of a file. The first cutting forms a series of sharp ridges called the first course; the second cutting, across these ridges, forms a series of teeth called the second course.n. In musical instruments, a set of strings tuned in unison. They are so arranged as to be struck one or more at a time, according to the fullness of tone desired.n. Nautical, one of the sails bent to a ship's lower yards: as, the mainsail, called the main course, the foresail or fore course, and the cross-jack or mizzen course. See cut under sail.n. plural The menstrual flux; catamenia.n. In coursing, a single chase; the chase of a hare, as by greyhounds.n. Line of business or business transactions.n. The regular succession of events in the conduct of business.n. The tendency or direction of trade or of the markets.n. Of course.n. Synonyms Way, road, route, passage. Rotation. Series, succession. Procedure, manner, method, mode.To hunt; pursue; chase.To cause to run; force to move with speed.To run through or over: as, the blood courses the winding arteries.To run; pass over or through a course; run or move about: as, the blood courses.To engage in the sport of coursing. See coursing.To dispute in the schools.An obsolete spelling of coarse.n. An obsolete variant of curse.To groom.n. In mining: An influx of water from one direction.n. The direction of a lode or vein.n. A passage-way.n. The direction of a mine working.