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course

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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

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2 a series of lectures on a subject
  • a course on American history from the colonial period to the present

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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

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4 the direction along which something or someone moves
  • the river follows a southeasterly course to the ocean

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5 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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course

verb

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1 to go after or on the track of
  • after coursing the conspirators for months, the federal agents closed in and made the arrests

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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

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The first known use of course was in the 14th century

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“Course.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/course. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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