coarse vs course :

coarse or 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).

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Definitions

  • a  of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
    coarse meal
    coarse sand
    a coarse weave
  • s  lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
  • s  of low or inferior quality or value
    of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare

  • n  education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    he took a course in basket weaving
  • n  a connected series of events or actions or developments
    the government took a firm course
  • n  general line of orientation
    the river takes a southern course
  • n  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
  • n  a line or route along which something travels or moves
    the course of the river
  • n  a body of students who are taught together
  • n  part of a meal served at one time
    she prepared a three course meal
  • n  (construction) a layer of masonry
    a course of bricks
  • n  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
  • v  move swiftly through or over
  • v  move along, of liquids
  • v  hunt with hounds
    He often courses hares
  • r  as might be expected
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • Ipswich's Mitchell Road work starts Wednesday
    Coarse paving of Mitchell Road will start early Wednesday moring, June 12.
    June 12, 2013 - Ipswich Chronicle
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - ThomasNet

  • 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
    June 13, 2013 - The Belvoir Eagle
  • Golf Course Maintenance / Landscapers. Full Time Positions. Rio Verde
    Golf Course Maintenance / Landscapers. Full Time Positions. Rio Verde Country Club. Call 480-471-1360.
    June 12, 2013 - The Fountain Hills Times
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Daily Reflector