Translation of "course" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /kɔːs/ us /kɔːrs/

course noun (CLASSES)

A1 [ C ] a set of classes or a plan of study on a particular subject, usually leading to an exam or qualification

They're going away on a training course next week. 下星期他們要出去上實習課。
I'd like to do (US take) a writing course when I retire. 退休後我想修讀一門寫作課。
UK Tim did a three-year course in linguistics at Newcastle. 蒂姆在紐卡斯爾大學修讀了為期三年的語言學課程。

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  • I did a course in creative writing.
  • Julie has signed up for courses on English and French this year.
  • There are still some vacancies for students in science and engineering courses.
  • The course comprises a class book, a practice book and an audio tape.
  • She's been offered a place on the nursing course.

course noun (SPORTS AREA)

B1 [ C ] an area of land or water used for a sports event

a golf course/cross-country course 高爾夫球場/越野賽賽場
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  • He spends every weekend out on the golf course.
  • We walked the course the horses would have to run later.
  • The race was cancelled because the course was waterlogged.
  • He ran the course in less than an hour.
  • Flags mark the course the cyclists will be taking.

course noun (DEVELOPMENT)

C1 [ S ] the often gradual development of something, or the way something happens, or a way of doing something

Did the scandal have any effect on the course of the election? 醜聞對選舉進程有影響嗎?
In the course of (= during) the interview it became clear that he was not the right person for the job. 在面試過程中顯示了他並不適合這份工作。
What would be an appropriate course (of action) in such a situation? 在這種情況下採取甚麽樣的措施才合適呢?
If our rivals are spending more on advertising, we'll have to follow the same course. 如果對手增加廣告投入,我們也只得奉陪。
The defendants are also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice. 被告還被指控企圖妨礙司法公正。
in the course of time UK

after a period of time

I assume they plan to have children in the course of time. 我想他們總有一天會打算要孩子的。
in/with the course of time

UK gradually

With the course of time, I've learned to live with my disability. 漸漸地,我學會了接受自己為殘障的事實。

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  • Once we have committed to this course of action there is no going back.
  • We came up against a lot of problems in the course of building our extension.
  • In the course of history, love has driven men and women to strange extremes.
  • I was grateful for his letter which hastened the course of the enquiry.
  • He has been accused of obstructing the course of justice .

course noun (DIRECTION)

C1 [ C usually singular, U ] the direction in which a vehicle, especially an aircraft, spacecraft, or ship, moves, or the path along which a river flows

The pilot avoided a collision by changing course. 機師改變航向避免了一起碰撞事故。
Changing the course of the river would cause serious environmental damage to the whole valley. 河流改道會嚴重危害整個流域的環境。
figurative The debate completely changed course after Liz made her speech. 莉茲發言後辯論方向完全改變了。
on course

likely to happen, or likely to succeed as planned

Because of the recession, we're on course for/to have record unemployment levels. 由於經濟衰退,我們可能要創失業率的新紀錄了。

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  • All attempts at diplomacy have broken down and the two states now appear to be on a collision course.
  • He drove in an erratic course down the road.
  • Some of the frontier between Germany and Poland follows the course of the river Oder
  • The ship held its course.
  • Most parents try to steer a middle course between imposing very strict discipline and letting their kids run wild.

course noun (MEAL)

A2 [ C ] a part of a meal that is served separately from the other parts

a four-course lunch 四道菜的午餐
A traditional British main course consists of a meat dish with potatoes and other vegetables. 傳統的英國主菜由肉加薯仔及其他蔬菜組成。

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  • If you make the main course, I'll make a dessert.
  • I've only eaten one course and I'm already full.
  • By the time the fourth course was served, I was stuffed to the gills.
  • The average cost of a full three-course meal - appetizer, main course and dessert - including tip and a modest wine is about $25.
  • I had salmon for my main course.


[ C ] a fixed number of regular medical treatments

My doctor's put me on a course of antibiotics. 醫生讓我做了一個療程的抗生素治療。
UK She needed a six-month course of physiotherapy after she broke her leg. 腿骨折後她需要一個為期六個月的物理治療療程。

course noun (LAYER)

[ C ] specialized architecture a continuous horizontal layer of bricks or other building material


courseverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /kɔːs/ us /kɔːrs/ formal

to flow quickly or in large amounts

Tears were coursing down his cheeks. 淚水從他的臉頰滾落。
You could almost hear the blood coursing through her veins as she passed the finishing line. 她衝過終點時你幾乎聽得到血液在她血管裡流動的聲音。
figurative A new wave of idealism is coursing through our schools. 一股新的理想主義浪潮正席捲我們的學校。

(Translation of “course” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)