1. Hunted; as, a coursed hare.
2. Arranged in courses; as, coursed masonry.
(Cours"er) n. [F. coursier.]
1. One who courses or hunts.
leash is a leathern thong by which . . . a courser leads his greyhound.
2. A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger. [Poetic.] Pope.
3. (Zoöl.) A grallatorial bird of Europe (Cursorius cursor), remarkable for its speed in running. Sometimes,
in a wider sense, applied to running birds of the Ostrich family.
(Cour"sey) n. [Cf. OF. corsie, coursie, passage way to the stern. See Course, n. ] (Naut.)A
space in the galley; a part of the hatches. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(Cours"ing) n. The pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent.
In coursing of a deer, or hart, with greyhounds.
(Court) n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis,
cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure,
feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]
1. An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different
building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
The courts of the house of our God.
Ps. cxxxv. 2.
And round the cool green courts there ran a row
Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court.
2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.
Attends the emperor in his royal court.
This our court, infected with their manners,
Shows like a riotous inn.
3. The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all
the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove.
Sir. W. Scott.
4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
The princesses held their court within the fortress.