General English

General Science

  • noun a formal period of study
  • noun a set of actions taken in a particular situation


  • noun the development of events over a period of time
  • noun a sequence of medical treatment given over a period of time
  • noun the length of time in a rotation, when the land is growing a particular crop


  • noun an imaginary line across the surface of the earth which must be followed in order to arrive at the destination


  • A horizontal layer of bricks or blocks in a masonry wall.
  • A row or layer of any type of building material, such as siding, shingles, etc.


  • An individual stage in a meal, particularly in the West, where different classes of food, e.g. soup, meat, desserts, hors d’oeuvres, savouries, cheese, fruit, etc. are served separately

Information & Library Science

  • noun a programme of study or training, especially one that leads to a qualification from an educational institution
  • noun one of several distinct units that together form a programme of study leading to a qualification such as a degree


  • noun a series of drugs to be taken, or a series of sessions of treatment


  • noun a series of lessons, lectures and practical exercises in a specific subject
  • noun a series of obstacles or practical tasks forming part of a test or competition
  • noun a direction taken by a ship or aircraft


  • noun an area where a race is run or where a sport in which players progress over the area is played


  • noun one part of a meal

Origin & History of “course”

Etymologically, course denotes ‘running’. It comes via Old French cours from Latin cursus, a derivative of the verb currere ‘run’ (from which English gets current and a wide range of other words, from courier to occur). Its earliest meaning in English was ‘onward movement in a particular direction’, but over the centuries it has developed a network of additional senses. From the same Latin base curs- are concourse (14th c.), cursory (17th c.) (from Latin cursōrius), discourse (14th c.) (and the related discursive (16th c.)), excursion (16th c.), incursion (15th c.), precursor (16th c.), and recourse (14th c.). The derived noun courser (13th c.) is a doublet of corsair.