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Cource vs. Course: Decoding the Right Spelling

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
"Cource is incorrect spelling while Course, meaning a direction, path of study, or part of a meal, is correct."
Cource vs. Course

Which is correct: Cource or Course

How to spell Course?

Cource is Incorrect

Course is Correct

How to remember correct spelling of Course?

Associate 'Course' with a 'Horse' running its course, both sharing a similar sound.
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Link 'Course' with 'Discourse,' noting their similar ending and contextual relationship.
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Visualize 'Course' as flowing like a 'Current Of a River,' stressing the 'o-u-r.'
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Remember that 'Course' and 'Source' rhyme, both ending with '-ourse.'
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Think of 'Course' as 'Co-Use,' implying the use of something together or in sequence.
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Course Definitions

Part of a Meal
For the first course, we had a light salad.
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Way of Action or Conduct
He chose a course of honesty in his dealings.
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Development in a particular way; progress
The course of events.
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Movement in time; duration
In the course of a year.
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The direction of continuing movement
The boat took a northern course.
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The route or path taken by something that moves, such as a stream or vehicle.
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A designated route or area on which a race is held
The course of a marathon.
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See golf course.
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A mode of action or behavior
Followed the best course and invested her money.
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A typical, natural, or customary manner of proceeding or developing
A fad that ran its course.
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A systematic or orderly succession; a sequence
A course of medical treatments.
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A continuous layer of building material, such as brick or tile, on a wall or roof of a building.
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A complete body of prescribed studies constituting a curriculum
A four-year course in engineering.
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A unit of such a curriculum
Took an introductory course in chemistry.
Passed her calculus course.
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A part of a meal served as a unit at one time
The first course was a delicious soup.
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(Nautical) The lowest sail on a mast of a square-rigged ship.
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A point on the compass, especially the one toward which a vehicle, such as a ship, is moving.
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(Music) A string or set of two or more closely-spaced and usually identically-tuned strings, as on a lute.
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To move swiftly through or over; traverse
Ships coursing the seas.
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To hunt (game) with hounds.
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To set (hounds) to chase game.
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To proceed or move swiftly in a certain direction or along a course
"Big tears now coursed down her face" (Iris Murdoch).
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To hunt game with hounds.
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A sequence of events.
The normal course of events seems to be just one damned thing after another.
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A normal or customary sequence.
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A programme, a chosen manner of proceeding.
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Any ordered process or sequence of steps.
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A learning programme, whether a single class or (UK) a major area of study.
I need to take a French course.
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A treatment plan.
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A stage of a meal.
We offer seafood as the first course.
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The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
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A path that something or someone moves along.
His illness ran its course.
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The itinerary of a race.
The cross-country course passes the canal.
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A racecourse.
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The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse.
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(sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
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(golf) A golf course.
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(nautical) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.
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(navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.
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The drive usually frequented by Europeans at an Indian station.
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(nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
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Menses.
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A row or file of objects.
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(masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.
On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
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(roofing) A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system.
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(textiles) In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows.
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(music) One or more strings on some musical instruments (such as the guitar, lute or vihuela): if multiple, then closely spaced, tuned in unison or octaves and intended to played together.
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To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
The oil coursed through the engine.
Blood pumped around the human body courses throughout all its veins and arteries.
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(transitive) To run through or over.
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(transitive) To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey; to follow or chase after.
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(transitive) To cause to chase after or pursue game.
To course greyhounds after deer
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The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.
And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais.
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The ground or path traversed; track; way.
The same horse also run the round course at Newmarket.
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Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
A light by which the Argive squadron steersTheir silent course to Ilium's well known shore.
Westward the course of empire takes its way.
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Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.
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Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
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Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.
By course of nature and of law.
Day and night,Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost,Shall hold their course.
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Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
My lord of York commends the plot and the general course of the action.
By perseverance in the course prescribed.
You hold your course without remorse.
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A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.
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That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
He [Goldsmith] wore fine clothes, gave dinners of several courses, paid court to venal beauties.
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A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
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The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
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The menses.
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To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
We coursed him at the heels.
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To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
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To run through or over.
The bounding steed courses the dusty plain.
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To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.
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To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.
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Education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings;
He took a course in basket weaving
Flirting is not unknown in college classes
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A connected series of events or actions or developments;
The government took a firm course
Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available
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Facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport;
The course had only nine holes
The course was less than a mile
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A mode of action;
If you persist in that course you will surely fail
Once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place
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A line or route along which something travels or moves;
The hurricane demolished houses in its path
The track of an animal
The course of the river
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General line of orientation;
The river takes a southern course
The northeastern trend of the coast
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Part of a meal served at one time;
She prepared a three course meal
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(construction) a layer of masonry;
A course of bricks
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Move swiftly through or over;
Ships coursing the Atlantic
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Move along, of liquids;
Water flowed into the cave
The Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
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Hunt with hounds;
He often courses hares
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As might be expected;
Naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill
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Path or Direction Taken
The ship altered its course to avoid the storm.
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Series of Lectures or Studies
She enrolled in a course on digital marketing.
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Progression or Development in Time
The disease ran its course without intervention.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What does 'Course' mean in a culinary context?

Culinary-wise, 'Course' refers to a specific part or section of a meal, typically served in a sequence.
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How is 'Course' used in the context of water bodies?

In reference to water bodies, 'Course' describes the path or flow of a river or stream.
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Why is 'Cource' considered incorrect?

'Cource' is incorrect due to its deviation from the traditional and etymological spelling of 'Course,' which includes 'o-u-r.'
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Is there a mnemonic to help remember the spelling of 'Course'?

A mnemonic for 'Course' is 'Count On Using Right Spelling Every time,' emphasizing the correct letter sequence.
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Can 'Course' refer to a period or duration?

Yes, 'Course' can imply a period or duration, as in 'over the course of the year.'
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Is there a cultural significance to the word 'Course'?

Culturally, 'Course' can reflect a society's direction, trends, or prevailing attitudes over time.
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How can 'Course' be used to refer to education?

In education, 'Course' refers to a structured sequence of study or learning in a particular subject.
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What part of speech is 'Course'?

'Course' is a noun, but it can also function as a verb, as in 'to course through.'
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What is the origin of the word 'Course'?

'Course' originates from the Latin 'cursus,' meaning 'a running race or path,' reflecting its various meanings related to movement and progression.
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How does 'Course' relate to sports?

In sports, 'Course' can refer to the route or track used in racing or golf.
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Are there synonyms for 'Course' in terms of direction?

Synonyms for 'Course' in the context of direction include path, route, and trajectory.
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How is 'Course' used to describe academic studies?

In academia, 'Course' denotes a program of study in a particular subject or field.
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Does 'Course' have a different meaning in medical terminology?

Medically, 'Course' can describe the progression or development of a disease or condition.
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How can 'Course' be used in a sentence to reflect decision-making?

Example: "After much thought, he decided the best course was to speak openly."
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Can 'Course' indicate a method or strategy?

Yes, 'Course' often indicates a chosen method or strategy, especially in dealing with challenges or achieving goals.
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