intercourse

  • 1 intercourse — intercourse, commerce, traffic, dealings, communication, communion, conversation, converse, correspondence are comparable when meaning the connection established between persons or peoples through a medium that permits interchange (as of… …

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  • 2 intercourse — [ ɛ̃tɛrkurs ] n. f. • 1839; mot angl. , de inter et course « cours » 1 ♦ Dr. mar. Droit réciproque d accès et de pratique de certains ports accordé mutuellement aux navires de deux nations. 2 ♦ Rare Ensemble des relations entre habitants de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Intercourse — In ter*course, n. [Formerly entercourse, OF. entrecours commerce, exchange, F. entrecours a reciprocal right on neighboring lands, L. intercursus a running between, fr. intercurrere to run between. See {Inter }, and {Course}.] 1. A commingling;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 intercourse — The use of this word as short for sexual intercourse (first recorded in 1798 but not common before the 20c) has made it difficult to use it in its general meaning ‘communication or dealings between individuals, nations, etc.’, and a claim such as …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 intercourse — or sexual intercourse [in′tər kôrs΄] n. 1. [ME entercours < OFr entrecours < L intercursus: see INTER & COURSE] 2. munication or dealings between or among people, countries, etc.; interchange of products, services, ideas, feelings, etc. 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 intercourse — [n1] sexual act carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, copulation, fornication, intimacy, love making, relations, sex, sexual relations; concept 375 intercourse [n2] communication; business exchange association, commerce, communion, connection,… …

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  • 7 intercourse — ► NOUN 1) communication or dealings between people. 2) sexual intercourse. ORIGIN Latin intercursus, from intercurrere intervene …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 intercourse — index business (commerce), commerce, communication (discourse), contact (association), dealings …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 intercourse — (n.) mid 15c., communication to and fro, from O.Fr. entrecours exchange, commerce, from L.L. intercursus a running between, intervention, from intercursus, pp. of intercurrere to run between, from L. inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) +… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 intercourse — noun 1 sex ADJECTIVE ▪ sexual ▪ heterosexual, homosexual ▪ anal, vaginal ▪ consensual, non consensual …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 intercourse — n. 1) to have intercourse with 2) anal; heterosexual; oral; sexual intercourse 3) social intercourse 4) intercourse among, between; with * * * [ ɪntəkɔːs] between heterosexual oral sexual intercourse with anal …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 intercourse —    copulation    Literally, any verbal or other exchange between people, which is why we should think no ill of Sir Thomas More, nor question his canonization:     For justifying himself he wrote a full account of the intercourse he had with the… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 13 intercourse — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)kɔː(r)s[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Intercourse is the act of having sex. [FORMAL] ...sexual intercourse... We didn t have intercourse. 2) N UNCOUNT: usu adj N Social intercourse is communication between people as they spend time together. [OLD …

    English dictionary

  • 14 intercourse — noun Etymology: Middle English intercurse, probably from Middle French entrecours, from Medieval Latin intercursus, from Latin, act of running between, from intercurrere to run between, from inter + currere to run more at car Date: 15th century 1 …

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  • 15 intercourse — Communication or dealings between or among people. [L. intercursus, a running between] sexual i. SYN: coitus. * * * in·ter·course int ər .kō(ə)rs, .kȯ(ə)rs n 1) connection or dealings between persons or groups 2) physical sexual contact between… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 intercourse — Synonyms and related words: ESP, accord, act of love, addition, adjunct, adultery, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, alliance, alternation, answer, aphrodisia, approximation, articulation, ass, assemblage …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 intercourse — noun 1) social intercourse Syn: dealings, relations, relationships, association, connections, contact; interchange, communication, communion, correspondence; negotiations, bargaining, transactions; trade, traffic, commerce; informal doings …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 intercourse — noun 1) social intercourse Syn: dealings, relations, relationships, contact, interchange, communication 2) she did not consent to intercourse Syn: sexual intercourse, sex, sexual relations, mating …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 intercourse — in|ter|course [ˈıntəko:s US ˈıntərko:rs] n [U] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: entrecours, from Latin intercursus, past participle of intercurrere to run between ] 1.) also sexual intercourse the act of having sex 2.) an exchange… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 intercourse — in|ter|course [ ıntər,kɔrs ] noun uncount 1. ) SEXUAL INTERCOURSE 2. ) OLD FASHIONED communication between people or activities that people do together: social intercourse …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English