Meaning of COURSE in English
( n. )
Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012