1

courant

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

Definition of courant

plural

-s

  1. :  newspaper —obsolete except in names of newspapers

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of courant

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


2

courant

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

Definition of courant

heraldry

  1. :  running a stag courant

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of courant

French, from present participle of courir to run, from Latin currere — more at current


3

courant

intransitive verb cou·rant \kəˈrant\

Definition of courant

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 dialectal, England :  romp, caper

  2. 2 dialectal, England :  to go about gossiping

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of courant

courante


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up courant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ