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in·ter·course

 (ĭn′tər-kôrs′)
n.
1. Dealings or communications between persons or groups.
2. Sexual intercourse.

[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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intercourse

(ˈɪntəˌkɔːs)
n
1. communication or exchange between individuals; mutual dealings
[C15: from Medieval Latin intercursus business, from Latin intercurrere to run between, from currere to run]
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in•ter•course

(ˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs)

n.
1. dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.
2. interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.
3. sexual relations or a sexual coupling, esp. coitus.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
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in·ter·course

(ĭn′tər-kôrs′)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercourse - communication between individuals
intercommunication - mutual communication; communication with each other; "they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships"
communion, sharing - sharing thoughts and feelings
2.intercourse - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a womanintercourse - 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
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals
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intercourse

noun
1. sexual intercourse, sex (informal), lovemaking, the other (informal), congress, fucking (taboo slang), screwing (taboo slang), intimacy, shagging (Brit. taboo slang), sexual relations, sexual act, nookie (slang), copulation, coitus, carnal knowledge, intimate relations, rumpy-pumpy (slang), legover (slang), coition We didn't have intercourse.
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intercourse

noun
The exchange of ideas by writing, speech, or signals:
Obsolete: converse.
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Translations
إتصال جِنْسي، جِماععُلاقات إجْتِماعيَّه او تِجاريَّه
pohlavní stykstyk
forbindelsesamlejesamvær
sukupuoliyhdyntä
samfarirsamskipti
lytinis aktassantykiaisueitis
attiecībasdzimumsakarisakari
styk
samlag

intercourse

[ˈɪntəkɔːs] N
1. (frm) → relaciones fpl, trato m (Comm) → comercio m
2. (also sexual intercourse) → acto m sexual, coito m
to have (sexual) intercourse with sbtener relaciones sexuales con algn
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

intercourse

[ˈɪntərkɔːrs] n
(= sex) → rapports mpl
to have intercourse → avoir des rapports
to have intercourse with sb → avoir des rapports avec qn
social intercourse (old-fashioned)rapports mpl sociaux
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

intercourse

n
Verkehr m; commercial intercourseHandelsbeziehungen pl; human intercourseVerkehr mmit Menschen; social intercoursegesellschaftlicher Verkehr
(sexual) intercourse(Geschlechts)verkehr m; anal intercourseAnalverkehr m; did intercourse take place?hat (Geschlechts)verkehr or Beischlaf stattgefunden?
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intercourse

[ˈɪntəˌkɔːs] n
a. (also sexual intercourse) → rapporti mpl sessuali
to have (sexual) intercourse with sb → avere rapporti sessuali con qn
b. (frm) (communication) → rapporti mpl, relazioni fpl
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intercourse

(ˈintəkoːs) noun
1. sexual act.
2. conversation, business dealings, trade etc between two or more people, countries etc.
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in·ter·course

n. [sexual] coito, relaciones sexuales; intercambio, comunicación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

intercourse

n coito (form), relaciones fpl sexuales, relaciones (fam), el acto sexual; unprotected — relaciones sexuales sin protección; When was the last time you had intercourse?.. ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que tuvo relaciones (sexuales)?…during intercourse..durante el acto sexual..durante las relaciones sexuales
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References in classic literature ?
At the time of the visit of the Tonquin, the islanders had profited, in many respects, by occasional intercourse with white men; and had shown a quickness to observe and cultivate those arts important to their mode of living.
For me the life, and light, and sparkle of human intercourse were dwindling.
A further and more intimate intercourse with this tribe gave Captain Bonneville still greater cause to admire their strong devotional feeling.
I had not yet seen it, and upon this notice of an intended invasion, I avoided appearing on that side of the coast, for fear of being discovered, by some of the enemy's ships, who had received no intelligence of me; all intercourse between the two empires having been strictly forbidden during the war, upon pain of death, and an embargo laid by our emperor upon all vessels whatsoever.
THE SECOND class of powers, lodged in the general government, consists of those which regulate the intercourse with foreign nations, to wit: to make treaties; to send and receive ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls; to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations; to regulate foreign commerce, including a power to prohibit, after the year 1808, the importation of slaves, and to lay an intermediate duty of ten dollars per head, as a discouragement to such importations.
Still, as young Marmaduke was educated in a colony and society where even the ordinary intercourse between friends was tinctured with the aspect of this mild religion, his habits and language were some what marked by its peculiarities.
Be assured that I partake in all your feelings, and do not be angry if I say that our intercourse, even by letter, must soon be given up.
While she was holding the office of priestess of Hera, Zeus seduced her, and being discovered by Hera, touched the girl and changed her into a white cow, while he swore that he had no intercourse with her.
My one idea was to get away from these horrible caricatures of my Maker's image, back to the sweet and wholesome intercourse of men.
From that time their intercourse was the innocent intercourse of a brother and sister.
I do not think either of these soi-disant friends is overflowing with love for the other; but such intercourse serves to get the time on, and I am very willing it should continue, as it saves me some hours of discomfort in Arthur's society, and gives him some better employment than the sottish indulgence of his sensual appetites.
I admired virtue and good feelings and loved the gentle manners and amiable qualities of my cottagers, but I was shut out from intercourse with them, except through means which I obtained by stealth, when I was unseen and unknown, and which rather increased than satisfied the desire I had of becoming one among my fellows.