Synonyms of course in English:

course

noun

  • 1 the island was not very far off our course
    route, way, track, direction, tack, path, line, journey, itinerary, channel, trail, trajectory, flight path, bearing, heading, orbit, circuit, beat, round, run
  • 2 a device which changed the course of history
    progression, development, progress, advance, advancement, evolution, unfolding, flow, movement, continuity, sequence, order, succession, rise, march, furtherance, forwarding, proceeding
  • 3 what is the best course to adopt?
    plan (of action), course of action, method of working, MO, line of action, process, procedure, practice, approach, technique, style, manner, way, means, mode of behaviour, mode of conduct, methodology, system, policy, strategy, programme, formula, regimen; Latinmodus operandi
    rare praxis
  • 4 the race is over ten laps of the course
    track, racetrack, racecourse, circuit, ground, stadium, speedway, velodrome, route, trail; in ancient Romecircus
    rare cirque
  • 5 the waiter served them their next course
    dish, menu item
  • 6 work flowed in during the course of the day
    duration, passing, passage, lapse, period, term, span, spell, sweep
  • 7 he's taking a course in art history
    programme of study, course of study, educational programme, set of lectures, curriculum, syllabus, schedule; classes, lectures, studies
  • 8 a course of antibiotics
    programme, series, sequence, system, schedule, regimen
  • 9 six courses of bricks were laid
  • Phrases

    in due course

    I look forward to hearing from you in due courseat the appropriate timewhen the time is ripein timein due timein the fullness of timein the course of timeat a later timeat a later dateat lengthat a future time/dateat some point in the futurein the futurein time to comeas time goes on/byby and byone daysome daysooner or laterin a whileafter a biteventually

    of course

  • 1 there are, of course, exceptions to the rule
    naturally, as might be expected, as you/one would expect, needless to say, not unexpectedly, certainly, to be sure, as was anticipated, as a matter of course; obviously, clearly, it goes without saying
    informal natch
  • 2 ‘Have you got a minute?’ ‘Of course.’
    yes, certainly, definitely, absolutely, by all means, with pleasure
    informal sure thing
  • on course

    he remains on course for re-election in two yearson trackon targeton schedule

    verb

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  • 1 she was aware of the blood coursing through her veins
    flow, pour, race, stream, run, rush, gush, pump, move, cascade, flood, surge, sweep, roll
    British informal sloosh
  • 2 several hares are coursed each week on the estate
    hunt, chase, pursue, stalk, run down, run after, give chase to, follow, track, trail, shadow, hound, dog
    informal tail
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