Coarse and CourseThe words coarse and course sound identical, but their meanings are very different. The most common query regarding course and coarse relates to meals. Meals are made up of courses not coarses. For example:
- A three-course meal
CoarseThe adjective coarse means rough, crude, of low quality, or not fine in texture. For example:
Perch - a type of coarse fish (not as refined as trout or salmon, which are classified as game fish)
CourseThe word course has many meanings. It can be an adjective, a noun, or a verb. Listed below are the meanings of course:
Education delivered in a series of lessons
- I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. (Woody Allen)
- English course
- You have been an excellent course.
- A southerly course
- The river changed course.
- The government took an unexpected course.
- A course of action
- The German ships coursed the Baltic.
- The stream coursed through the peat bog.
- We're having a three-course meal. The first course is white bait or mussels.
- To course after hares.
- of course
- Golf course
- Skiing course
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Arse Is CoarseThe British word arse is quite vulgar. In fact, it is coarse. Let it remind you of the meaning for coarse.