Synonyms of course in English:

course


See definition of course

noun

1‘the island was not very far off our course’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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?’

SYNONYMS

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

modus operandi

rare praxis

4‘the race is over ten laps of the course’

SYNONYMS

track, racetrack, racecourse, circuit, ground, stadium, speedway, velodrome, route, trail

circus

rare cirque

5‘the waiter served them their next course’

SYNONYMS

dish, menu item

6‘work flowed in during the course of the day’

SYNONYMS

duration, passing, passage, lapse, period, term, span, spell, sweep

7‘he's taking a course in art history’

SYNONYMS

programme of study, course of study, educational programme, set of lectures, curriculum, syllabus, schedule

classes, lectures, studies

8‘a course of antibiotics’

SYNONYMS

programme, series, sequence, system, schedule, regimen

9‘six courses of bricks were laid’

SYNONYMS

layer, thickness, stratum, seam, vein, band, bed


verb

1‘she was aware of the blood coursing through her veins’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

hunt, chase, pursue, stalk, run down, run after, give chase to, follow, track, trail, shadow, hound, dog

informal tail


Phrases

    in due course

      ‘I look forward to hearing from you in due course’

      SYNONYMS

      at the appropriate time, when the time is ripe, in time, in due time, in the fullness of time, in the course of time, at a later time, at a later date, at length, at a future date, at a future time, at some point in the future, in the future, in time to come, as time goes by, as time goes on, by and by, one day, some day, sooner or later, in a while, after a bit, eventually

    of course

      1‘there are, of course, exceptions to the rule’

      SYNONYMS

      naturally, as might be expected, as one would expect, as you 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.’’

      SYNONYMS

      yes, certainly, definitely, absolutely, by all means, with pleasure

      informal

      sure thing

    on course

      ‘he remains on course for re-election in two years’

      SYNONYMS

      on track, on target, on schedule