course /ˈkors, ˈkɔrs/
course /ˈko(ə)rs, ˈkɔ(ə)rs/ 名詞
課程 航線 方向
1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.
And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais. --Acts xxi. 7.
2. The ground or path traversed; track; way.
The same horse also run the round course at Newmarket. --Pennant.
3. Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
A light by which the Argive squadron steers
Their silent course to Ilium's well known shore. --Dennham.
Westward the course of empire takes its way. --Berkeley.
4. Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.
5. Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.
The course of true love never did run smooth. --Shak.
6. Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.
By course of nature and of law. --Davies.
Day and night,
Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost,
Shall hold their course. --Milton.
7. Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
My lord of York commends the plot and the general course of the action. --Shak.
By perseverance in the course prescribed. --Wodsworth.
You hold your course without remorse. --Tennyson.
8. A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.
9. The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
He appointed . . . the courses of the priests --2 Chron. viii. 14.
10. That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
He [Goldsmith] wore fine clothes, gave dinners of several courses, paid court to venal beauties. --Macaulay.
11. Arch. A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
12. Naut. The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
13. pl. Physiol. The menses.
In course, in regular succession.
Of course, by consequence; as a matter of course; in regular or natural order.
In the course of, at same time or times during. “In the course of human events.”
Syn: -- Way; road; route; passage; race; series; succession; manner; method; mode; career; progress.
Course, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coursed ); p. pr. & vb. n. Coursing.]
1. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
We coursed him at the heels. --Shak.
2. To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
3. To run through or over.
The bounding steed courses the dusty plain. --Pope.
Course, v. i.
1. To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.
2. To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.
n 1: education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings;
"he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not
unknown in college classes" [syn: course of study, course
of instruction, class]
2: 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: 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"
4: 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" [syn: course of action]
5: 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" [syn: path, track]
6: general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern
course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast" [syn: trend]
7: part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three
8: (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"
adv : as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge
bill" [syn: naturally, of course] [ant: unnaturally]
v 1: move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"
2: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the
Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: run, flow,
3: hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"