inter course


[in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs]
dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.
interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.
sexual relations or a sexual coupling, especially coitus.

1425–75; late Middle English intercurse < Medieval Latin intercursus communication, trading, Latin: a running between. See inter-, course

preintercourse, noun

1. trade, traffic, relations. Unabridged
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intercourse (ˈɪntəˌkɔːs)
1.  communication or exchange between individuals; mutual dealings
2.  See sexual intercourse
[C15: from Medieval Latin intercursus business, from Latin intercurrere to run between, from currere to run]

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Word Origin & History

1449, "communication to and fro," from M.Fr. entrecours, from L. intercursus "a running between, intervention," from intercursus, pp. of intercurrere "to run between," from inter- "between" + currere "to run" (see current). Meaning "sexual relations" first recorded 1798.
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intercourse in·ter·course (ĭn'tər-kôrs')

  1. Dealings or communications that occur between persons or groups.

  2. Sexual intercourse.

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