course course [kɔːs ǁ kɔːrs] noun [countable]
especially BrE a series of classes or studies in a particular subject:

• a one-year journalism course

correˈspondence ˌcourse
a course in which the student works at home and sends completed work to their teacher by mail:

• a correspondence course in accountancy

reˈfresher ˌcourse
a training course that teaches you about new developments in a particular subject or skill, especially one that you need for your job:

• Nurses must attend a five-day refresher course every three years.

ˈsandwich ˌcourse
a college or university course that includes periods of time spent working in industry or business:

• a sandwich course in Industrial Design

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course UK US /kɔːs/ noun [C]
a series of lessons on a particular subject: course in/on sth »

We provide courses in commerce, finance, and basic marketing.


During the course, students will learn traditional business and project management skills.

run/teach/offer a course »

My company offers a lot of in-house training courses.

enrol on a course »

He has enrolled on a book-keeping course.

be on/go on/do a course »

Going on a course is a great way of learning in a focused environment.

take a course (in sth) »

She decided to take a course in recruitment practice to expand her career.

pass/fail/complete a course »

Students who fail to complete the course will not be awarded a certificate.

a course runs/takes place »

Our courses run between September and May.

a two-year/part-time/full-time, etc. course »

a three-day ICT course


an MBA/a management course


a degree/distance-learning course

See also CORRESPONDENCE COURSE(Cf. ↑correspondence course), REFRESHER COURSE(Cf. ↑refresher course), CORRESPONDENCE COURSE(Cf. ↑correspondence course), SANDWICH COURSE(Cf. ↑sandwich course), TRAINING COURSE(Cf. ↑training course)

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • course — [ kurs ] n. f. • 1553; corse 1213; forme fém. de cours, d apr. it. corsa I ♦ 1 ♦ Action de courir; mode de locomotion dans lequel les phases d appui unilatéral sont séparées par un intervalle. ⇒ courir. Une course rapide. ⇒ galopade. Au pas de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • course — COURSE. s. f. Action, mouvement de celui qui court. Course légère. Longue course. Course pénible. Il est léger à la course, vite à la course. Prendre les lièvres, les chevreuils à la course. Les courses des Jeux Olympiques, etc. La course des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • course — Course. s. f. v. Action, mouvement de celuy qui court. Course legere. longue course. course penible. il est leger à la course. viste à la course. prendre les liévres, les chevreuils à la course. les courses des jeux olympiques &c. la course des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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. [1913 Webster] And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais. Acts xxi. 7.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Course — can refer to: Course (navigation), the path of travel Course (sail), the principal sail on a mast of a sailing vessel Course (education), in the United States, a unit of instruction in one subject, lasting one academic term Course Atlas… …   Wikipedia

  • course — Course, f. penac. Est tant l acte hastif du Courier, Cursus. comme, Il est venu à grande course de cheval, AEqui cursu agitato aduolauit, que pour l espace et longitude du lieu où il a esté couru, comme, La course est longue et grande, Curriculum …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • course — I noun act, act of pursuing, action, activity, advance, approach, arrangment, attack, campaign, completion, conduct, customary manner of procedure, delivery, design, direction, effectuation, effort, employment, endeavor, evolution, execution,… …   Law dictionary

  • course — [kôrs] n. [ME cours & Fr course, both < OFr cours < L cursus, pp. of currere, to run: see CURRENT] 1. an onward movement; going on from one point to the next; progress 2. the progress or duration of time [in the course of a week] 3. a way,… …   English World dictionary

  • course — ► NOUN 1) a direction followed or intended: the aircraft changed course. 2) the way in which something progresses or develops: the course of history. 3) a procedure adopted to deal with a situation. 4) a dish forming one of the successive parts… …   English terms dictionary

  • course — late 13c., onward movement, from O.Fr. cors (12c.) course; run, running; flow of a river, from L. cursus a running race or course, from curs pp. stem of currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Most extended senses (meals, etc.) are present in …   Etymology dictionary

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