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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. Same as sexual intercourse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. Mental or spiritual interchange; reciprocal exchange of ideas or feelings; intercommunion.

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

  • n. communication between individuals
  • n. 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


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.



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

    February 19, 2013

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

    February 17, 2013

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

    February 16, 2013

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

    February 16, 2013

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

    February 16, 2013

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

    February 16, 2013

  • The art below? Does not show humans.

    February 16, 2013

  • 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