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 for course
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Course \Course\ (k[=o]rs), n. [F. cours, course, L. cursus, fr.
     currere to run. See Current.]
     1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress;
        passage.
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              And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we
              came to Ptolemais.                    --Acts xxi. 7.
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     2. The ground or path traversed; track; way.
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              The same horse also run the round course at
              Newmarket.                            --Pennant.
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     3. Motion, considered as to its general or resultant
        direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
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              A light by which the Argive squadron steers
              Their silent course to Ilium's well known shore.
                                                    --Dennham.
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              Westward the course of empire takes its way.
                                                    --Berkeley.
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     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.
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     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.
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              The course of true love never did run smooth.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of
        events according to natural laws.
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              By course of nature and of law.       --Davies.
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              Day and night,
              Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost,
              Shall hold their course.              --Milton.
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     7. Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct;
        behavior.
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              My lord of York commends the plot and the general
              course of the action.                 --Shak.
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              By perseverance in the course prescribed.
                                                    --Wodsworth.
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              You hold your course without remorse. --Tennyson.
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     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.
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     9. The succession of one to another in office or duty; order;
        turn.
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              He appointed . . . the courses of the priests --2
                                                    Chron. viii.
                                                    14.
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     10. That part of a meal served at one time, with its
         accompaniments.
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               He [Goldsmith] wore fine clothes, gave dinners of
               several courses, paid court to venal beauties.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     11. (Arch.) A continuous level range of brick or stones of
         the same height throughout the face or faces of a
         building. --Gwilt.
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     12. (Naut.) The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged
         vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
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     13. pl. (Physiol.) The menses.
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     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." --T. Jefferson.
  
     Syn: Way; road; route; passage; race; series; succession;
          manner; method; mode; career; progress.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Course \Course\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coursed (k?rst)); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Coursing.]
     1. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to
        pursue.
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              We coursed him at the heels.          --Shak.
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     2. To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course
        greyhounds after deer.
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     3. To run through or over.
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              The bounding steed courses the dusty plain. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Course \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.
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     2. To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through
        the veins. --Shak.
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