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courant

noun cou·rant \ ˈkər‧ənt , ˈkə‧rənt sometimes ˈku̇rənt or k(y)üˈrant or -üˈränt \

Definition of courant

plural -s
:newspaper obsolete except in names of newspapers

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Origin and Etymology of courant

probably from French courante, from feminine of courant current, running, from present participle of courir to run


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courant

adjective cou·rant \ ˈku̇rənt ; küˈrant , -änt \

Definition of courant

heraldry
:running
  • a stag courant

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Origin and Etymology of courant

French, from present participle of courir to run, from Latin currere


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courant

intransitive verb cou·rant \ kəˈrant \

Definition of courant

-ed/-ing/-s
1 dialectal, England :romp, caper
2 dialectal, England :to go about gossiping

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Origin and Etymology of courant

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