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From Old French entrecours, from Late Latin intercursus



intercourse (countable and uncountable, plural intercourses)

  1. Communication, conversation.
    • (Can we date this quote?)Lua error in Module:utilities at line 136: Language code has not been specified. Please pass parameter 1 to the template. John Milton
      this sweet intercourse of looks and smiles
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.
  2. Dealings between countries.
  3. Dealings with people, including commerce and trade.
  4. Sexual intercourse usually involving humans.



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intercourse (third-person singular simple present intercourses, present participle intercoursing, simple past and past participle intercoursed)

  1. (nonstandard, intransitive) To have sexual intercourse.