see also: Intercourse
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɪn.tɚˌkɔɹs/, /ˈɪn.tɚˌkoɹs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɪn.təˌkɔːs/


  1. Communication, conversation.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 8”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      this sweet intercourse of looks and smiles
  2. Dealings between countries.
  3. Dealings with people, including commerce and trade.
  4. Sexual intercourse usually involving humans.
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intercourse (intercourses, present participle intercoursing; past and past participle intercoursed)

  1. (nonstandard, intransitive) To have sexual intercourse.
Proper noun
  1. A particular town in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States

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