Course and Coarse

What is the difference between course and coarse?

Coarse means rough or crude.
Most commonly, course means: There are more meanings for course below.

Coarse and Course

The 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:


The adjective coarse means rough, crude, of low quality, or not fine in texture. For example:

coarse sand

coarse manners

Perch - a type of coarse fish (not as refined as trout or salmon, which are classified as game fish)


The 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 Also, the students who attend A direction A series of events To move (of liquids and ships) Part of a meal To hunt with dogs Naturally Area of land (or water) for sport

A Quick Test

Arse Is Coarse

The British word arse is quite vulgar. In fact, it is coarse. Let it remind you of the meaning for coarse.

arse ass

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