Synonyms of course


1. course, course of study, course of instruction, class, education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity

usage: education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

2. course, line, series

usage: 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"

3. course, trend, direction, way

usage: general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast"

4. course, course of action, action

usage: 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"

5. path, track, course, line

usage: 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"

6. class, form, grade, course, gathering, assemblage

usage: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"

7. course, nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals

usage: part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"

8. course, row, layer, bed

usage: (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"

9. course, facility, installation

usage: 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"


1. course, traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across

usage: move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"

2. run, flow, feed, course, move

usage: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

3. course, hunt, run, hunt down, track down

usage: hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"


1. naturally, of course, course

usage: as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"

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Definition and meaning of course (Dictionary)