Definition of COURSE

a way of acting or proceeding <the president's usual course has been to obtain advice from several people and then make up his own mind>
a series of lectures on a subject <a course on American history from the colonial period to the present>
Synonyms class
Phrases course of study
a usually fixed or ordered series of actions or events leading to a result <set out on the course that would lead to a college degree>
the direction along which something or someone moves <the river follows a southeasterly course to the ocean>
Synonyms course, line, pathway, route, routeway [chiefly British], steps, track, way
an open man-made passageway for water <the Erie Canal was replaced by a much larger course, the New York State Barge Canal>

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