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1course/ˈkoɚs/noun
pluralcourses
1course
/ˈkoɚs/
noun
pluralcourses
Learner's definition of COURSE  
[count] 
: the path or direction that something or someone moves along — often used figuratively
— see also collision course
   b  : a path or route that runners, skiers, bikers, etc., move along especially in a race
— see also obstacle course, racecourse
[count] 
: a series of classes about a particular subject in a school — often used before another noun
   b  : a group of classes that lead to a degree (sense 5)
[noncount]  : the normal or regular way that something happens over time
[noncount]  — used to describe what happens during a period of time or when something is being done
[count]  : a way of behaving or proceeding that you choose
[count]medical  : a series of medicines or medical treatments that are given to someone over a period of time
[count]  : a part of a meal that is served separately from other parts

in due course

: after a normal amount of time has passed : in the expected time

let nature take its course

— see nature

of course

— used to show that what is being said is very obvious or already generally known
— used informally to give permission or say yes in a way that shows you are very certain
— used to stress that what you are saying is true and you feel no doubt about it
— see also as a matter of course at 1matter

par for the course

— see par

pervert the course of justice

— see 1pervert

stay the course

— see 1stay
2course/ˈkoɚs/verb
coursescoursedcoursing
2course
/ˈkoɚs/
verb
coursescoursedcoursing
Learner's definition of COURSE  
always followed by an adverb or preposition[no object]
: to move or flow quickly
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