courant

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

Definition of courant

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: newspaper obsolete except in names of newspapers

courant

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

Definition of courant (Entry 2 of 3)

heraldry
: running a stag courant
cou·​rant | \ kəˈrant \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of courant (Entry 3 of 3)

1 dialectal, England : romp, caper
2 dialectal, England : to go about gossiping

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History and Etymology for courant

Noun

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

Adjective

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

Intransitive verb

courante

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“Courant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/courants. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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