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course British & World English

The route or direction followed by a ship, aircraft, road, or river

course English Thesaurus

the island was not very far off our course

of course British & World English

Used to introduce an idea or action as being obvious or to be expected

on course British & World English

Following the intended route

off course British & World English

Not following the intended route

damp course British & World English

A layer of waterproof material in the wall of a building near the ground, to prevent rising damp

golf course British & World English

A course on which golf is played

gut course British & World English

A college or university course requiring little work or intellectual ability

main course British & World English

The most substantial course of a meal

access course British & World English

An educational course enabling those without traditional qualifications to become eligible for higher education

first course British & World English

A small savoury dish forming the first of the successive parts of a meal

lacing course British & World English

A strengthening course of bricks built into an arch or wall

string course British & World English

A raised horizontal band or course of bricks on a building

assault course British & World English

A course through which the participants must run, negotiating obstacles to be climbed, crawled under, crossed on suspended ropes, etc., as used for training soldiers

sandwich course British & World English

A training course with alternate periods of formal instruction and practical experience

wearing course British & World English

The top layer of a road surface which is worn down by traffic

run its course British & World English

Complete its natural development without interference

in due course British & World English

At the appropriate time

foundation course British & World English

A course taken at some colleges and universities, either in a wide range of subjects or in one subject at a basic level, preparing students for more advanced study

immersion course British & World English

An educational course in which a foreign language is taught by the exclusive use of that language

refresher course British & World English

A short course reviewing or updating previous studies or training connected with one’s profession

correspondence course British & World English

A course of study in which student and tutors communicate by post

in course of —— British & World English

Undergoing the specified process

stay the course British & World English

Keep going strongly to the end of a race or contest

on collision course British & World English

Adopting an approach that is certain to lead to conflict with another person or group

a matter of course British & World English

The usual or expected thing

par for the course British & World English

What is normal or expected in any given circumstances

be blown off course British & World English

(Of a project) be disrupted by some circumstance

clerk of the course British & World English

An official who assists the judges in horse racing or motor racing

the course of nature British & World English

Events or processes which are normal and to be expected

steer a middle course British & World English

Adopt a policy which avoids extremes

warn someone off the course British & World English

Prohibit someone who has broken the laws of the Jockey Club from riding or running horses at meetings under the Jockey Club’s jurisdiction

of course in course British & World English

Used to introduce an idea or action as being obvious or to be expected

on course in course British & World English

Following the intended route

off course in course British & World English

Not following the intended route

in course of —— in course British & World English

Undergoing the specified process

run its course in course British & World English

Complete its natural development without interference

in due course in due British & World English

At the appropriate time


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