coarse vs course : Common Errors in English

About coarse vs course

“Coarse” is always an adjective meaning “rough, crude.” Unfortunately, this spelling is often mistakenly used for a quite different word, “course,” which can be either a verb or a noun (with several different meanings).

coarse Meaning(s)

  • (a) of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
  • (s) lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
  • (s) of low or inferior quality or value

course Meaning(s)

  • (n) education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
  • (n) a connected series of events or actions or developments
  • (n) general line of orientation
  • (n) a mode of action
  • (n) a line or route along which something travels or moves
  • (n) a body of students who are taught together
  • (n) part of a meal served at one time
  • (n) (construction) a layer of masonry
  • (n) facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport
  • (v) move swiftly through or over
  • (v) move along, of liquids
  • (v) hunt with hounds
  • (r) as might be expected

coarse in News

  1. Grabber's Scavenger Head Screws Now Available in Coarse Thread

    Coarse Thread Screws Are Perfect for Drywall to Wood Attachment Alpine, UT — Grabber Construction Products, an international distributor of professional-grade fasteners and construction products, announces the release of its unique Scavenger head screws in coarse thread for drywall to wood attachment. Previously, Grabber's Scavenger head screws have only been available in drill point and ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ThomasNet

  2. Ipswich's Mitchell Road work starts Wednesday

    Coarse paving of Mitchell Road will start early Wednesday moring, June 12.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Ipswich Chronicle

  3. The Green Party Smacks Around Anthony Weiner

    Anthony Weiner took a beating on his first official stop in Staten Island Monday night. Mr. Weiner was repeatedly hit by his rivals, including Green Party candidate Tony Gronowicz and former Councilman Sal Albanese, for an old racially-charged campaign flier, his congressional vote authorizing the Iraq War, and his allegedly “coarse” conduct during a candidates’ forum hosted by the Pleasant ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The New York Observer

course in News

  1. Course teaches self-defense techniques

    A self-defense course offered military personnel and civilians the opportunity to learn and practice useful techniques for defense against many forms of physical assault including sudden, close-quarte
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Belvoir Eagle

  2. Certification course on no-trace camping offered

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A free course on "leave no trace" use of the backcountry is coming up this month in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The two-day free course will be June 22 and 23, but registration is required by Monday.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Daily Reflector

  3. Golf Course Maintenance / Landscapers. Full Time Positions. Rio Verde

    Golf Course Maintenance / Landscapers. Full Time Positions. Rio Verde Country Club. Call 480-471-1360.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Fountain Hills Times

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