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


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.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.