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course

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of course

  1. 1 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 Synonyms of course line, methodology, policy, procedure, program Words Related to course blueprint, design, plan, scheme, strategy; intent, intention, purpose; approach, direction, method, path, pathway, tack

  2. 2 a series of lectures on a subject a course on American history from the colonial period to the present Synonyms of course class Words Related to course elective, refresher; clinic, institute, seminar, survey course; minicourse; core, curriculum Phrases course of study

  3. 3 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 Synonyms of course process, operation, procedure, proceedingWords Related to course drill, routine; fashion, form, manner, method, mode, style, system, technique, way; approach, arrangement, blueprint, design, formula, game plan, ground plan, layout, plan, plot, program, project, recipe, scheme, strategy; accomplishment, achievement, attainment, enterprise, performance, undertaking, work; activity, functioning, movement

  4. 4 the direction along which something or someone moves the river follows a southeasterly course to the ocean Synonyms of course path, line, pathway, route, routeway [chiefly British], steps, track, wayWords Related to course circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent

  5. 5 an open man-made passageway for water the Erie Canal was replaced by a much larger course, the New York State Barge Canal Synonyms of course aqueduct, canal, conduit, channel, flume, racecourse, raceway, watercourse, waterwayWords Related to course millrace, millstream; floodway, sluice, sluiceway, spillway; swash, tideway, torrent; gutter, trough; river, rivulet, stream


course

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of course

  1. 1 to go after or on the track of after coursing the conspirators for months, the federal agents closed in and made the arrests Synonyms of course bird-dog, chase, follow, dog, hound, pursue, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trailWords Related to course accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watchNear Antonyms of course headAntonyms of course guide, lead, pilot

  2. 2 to make one's way through, across, or over once the threat of terrorism became apparent, fighter jets began coursing that corridor on a daily basis Synonyms of course traverse, cover, cross, cut (across), follow, go, navigate, pass (over), perambulate, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travelWords Related to course hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross

  3. 3 to proceed or move quickly racehorses coursing down the track Synonyms of course barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, hurry, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to course beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of course dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of course crawl, creep, poke



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