Synonyms of course in English:


See US English definition of course

See UK English definition of course

See Spanish definition of curso


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, 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
modus operandi
rare praxis

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

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

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


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


    of course

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

    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.’’

    yes, certainly, definitely, absolutely, by all means, with pleasure
    informal sure thing
    on course

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

    on track, on target, on schedule
    in due course

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

    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