Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Dealings or communications between persons or groups.
  • noun Sexual intercourse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Communication between persons or places; frequent or habitual meeting or contact of one person with another, or of a number of persons with others, in conversation, trade, travel, etc.; physical interchange; reciprocal dealing: as, the intercourse between town and country.
  • noun Mental or spiritual interchange; reciprocal exchange of ideas or feelings; intercommunion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A commingling; intimate connection or dealings between persons or nations, as in common affairs and civilities, in correspondence or trade; communication; commerce; especially, interchange of thought and feeling; association; communion.
  • noun Same as sexual intercourse.
  • noun sexual or carnal connection; coition; copulation, especially between humans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Communication, conversation.
  • noun Dealings between countries.
  • noun Dealings with people, including commerce and trade.
  • noun Sexual intercourse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun communication between individuals
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English entercours, commercial dealings, from Old French entrecours, from Latin intercursus, a running between, interposition, from past participle of intercurrere, to mingle with : inter-, inter- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • I was staring, by now, with my mouth hanging open like an inbred, corn-fed white woman at a Sarah Palin rally demanding that the word intercourse be taken out of the dictionary, and taxes lowered, while escalating the war in some far-off country that doesn’t have the sense to be Christian.

    Roseanne Archy

  • I was staring, by now, with my mouth hanging open like an inbred, corn-fed white woman at a Sarah Palin rally demanding that the word intercourse be taken out of the dictionary, and taxes lowered, while escalating the war in some far-off country that doesn’t have the sense to be Christian.

    Roseanne Archy

  • I was staring, by now, with my mouth hanging open like an inbred, corn-fed white woman at a Sarah Palin rally demanding that the word intercourse be taken out of the dictionary, and taxes lowered, while escalating the war in some far-off country that doesn’t have the sense to be Christian.

    Roseanne Archy

  • I was staring, by now, with my mouth hanging open like an inbred, corn-fed white woman at a Sarah Palin rally demanding that the word intercourse be taken out of the dictionary, and taxes lowered, while escalating the war in some far-off country that doesn’t have the sense to be Christian.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Men are more likely to orgasm when sex includes vaginal intercourse; women are more likely to orgasm when they engage in a variety of sex acts and when oral sex or vaginal intercourse is included.

    Study reveals Americans' sexual activity, condom use

  • Malaita, the profit and loss account of social intercourse is calculated in homicides.

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • Men are more likely to experience orgasm when vaginal intercourse is involved, while women are more likely to reach orgasm when they engage in variety of acts, including oral sex, said researcher Debra Herbenick, lead author of the section about women's sex lives.

    Sex Study By National Survey Of Sexual Health And Behavior Is Biggest Since 1994

  • The right of people in this country to decide by mutual agreement whether and under what conditions they consent to sexual intercourse is fundamental.

    Petition to defer any bill on prostitution until after the next general election

  • Men are more likely to experience orgasm when vaginal intercourse is involved, while women are more likely to reach orgasm when they engage in variety of acts, including oral sex, said researcher Debra Herbenick, lead author of the section about women's sex lives.

    Sex Study By National Survey Of Sexual Health And Behavior Is Biggest Since 1994

  • Men are more likely to experience orgasm when vaginal intercourse is involved, while women are more likely to reach orgasm when they engage in variety of acts, including oral sex, said researcher Debra Herbenick, lead author of the section about women's sex lives.

    Sex Study By National Survey Of Sexual Health And Behavior Is Biggest Since 1994

Comments

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  • I must inform you that love has no share whatever in the intercourse between Mr. Surface and me.

    Sheridan, School for Scandal

    January 5, 2008

  • The art below? Does not show humans.

    February 16, 2013

  • Intercourse is an old fashioned word for fucking or coitus.

    February 16, 2013

  • Weirdnet's definition seems pretty clinical until you get to the mysterious word "excited."

    February 16, 2013

  • Also, is intercommunion the same as communion (but with more letters)?

    February 16, 2013

  • Sounds hard to do while running (see etymology).

    February 16, 2013

  • According to Weirdnet, I haven't had one in quite a while. Who knew!

    February 17, 2013

  • For me there is no thought of intercourse (use, not reference) without corresponding memories of this brilliant Python sketch.

    February 19, 2013