curr-, cur-, cor-, cour-
(Latin: to run, running)
2. Descriptive of a person concerned about having a fully familiar and knowledgeable environment: James was a business executive who was au courant about what his staff was doing to keep his company profitable.
3. Etymology: Based on Latin currere, "to run"; then from French au courant; au, "in the" + courant, "current"; literally, "in the current"; that is, "knowledgeable or up-to-date".
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2. Lacking refinement in manners or behavior: The dancing after the soccer team's victory was coarse, to say the least.
3. Vulgar or indecent; such as, coarse language: During the TV interview, the star player used coarse language toward the reporters, and they were offended.
4. Consisting of large particles; not fine in texture; including sand: Sara and Eugenia were disappointed when they discovered that the beach consisted of coarse gravel instead of sand.
5. Rough, especially to the touch: The cloth napkins handed out to the guests were not soft but rather coarse; particularly when anyone wiped his or her mouth.
6. Etymology: from cors, "ordinary", probably an adjective use of the noun cours, originally referring to "rough cloth for ordinary wear".
Coarse is believed to have come from "course", which came from Latin cursus, "a running race" or "course", from curs- past participle stem of currere, "to run".
It developed a sense of "rude" in about 1510 and included the meaning of "obscene" in about 1711.
You are advised to use concourse if you are referring to an assemblage; a gathering, a large open space for accommodating crowds; as in, a railroad station, a park, or an airport; an act or an instance of running or coming together; a confluence; such as, a concourse of events, etc.
2. A broad thoroughfare: The concourse between the university buildings was packed with students who were going to their first period classes.
3. A great crowd; a throng: In the city square, there was a concourse of screaming people with torches who were demonstrating against governmental restrictions.
4. The act of coming, moving, or flowing together; such as, streams: At the concourse of the two mighty rivers there was an island consisting of volcanic rock.
2. To cooperate: Tom and Jason usually concurred on how to do their homework.
3. To happen at the same time: The arrival of the police and the ambulance concurred at Rene's next door neighbor at 2 A.M.
2. Cooperation relating to agents, circumstances, or events: The judge and attorneys were pleased that there was a concurrence among the members of the jury in coming to a final verdict.
3. Situations in which two or more things happen at about the same time: During the monsoon season in Arizona, the concurrence of rain and sunshine is common.
2. Pertaining to an action that takes place together with another person: Raising a flag up a pole correctly is a concurrent act for military personnel and Boy Scouts.
3. A reference to two things converging: Where the two streams become concurrent, a lake is formed.
2. A temporary defensive enclosure formed by covered wagons arranged in a circle: In the early west, when the travelers saw Indians coming, they circled the wagons and created a corral.
3. Etymology: from Latin currere, "to run"; and from Spanish corro, "ring", from correr, "to run"; a pen for horses.
2. A continuous movement forward in space or time: In the course of a year, Tamara will have spent a lot of money for her university classes.
3. The direction or path taken by moving water, or runners in a race, or the specific playing area for a sport; such as, golf: Cheering spectators packed the edges of the course followed by the runners in the marathon.
4. A particular dish or portion of food served as a separate part of a meal: The banquet will be a formal dinner of five courses.
2. An exceptionally fast horse: The courser, Old Pale, won every race he ever entered.