COURSES, noun plural
1. In a ship, the principal sails, as the main sail, fore sail, and mizen; sometimes the name is given to the stay sails on the lower masts; also to the main stay sails of all brigs and schooners.
2. Catamenia; menstrual flux.
COURSE, verb transitive
1. To hunt; to pursue; to chase.
We coursed him at the heels.
2. To cause to run; to force to move with speed.
3. To run through or over.
The blood courses the winding arteries.
The bounding steed courses the dusty plain.
COURSE, verb intransitive To run; to move with speed; to run or move about; as, the blood courses
The grayhounds coursed through the fields.