[ koor-uhnt koo-rahnt, French koo-rahn ]


  1. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented in the act of running:

    a greyhound courant.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of courant1

1595–1605; < French: literally, running, masculine present participle of courir to run; current

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Example Sentences

Ronald Fricking Reagan supported gun control, as Brett Josephe reminds us in an op-ed for the Hartford Courant.

According to the Hartford Courant, "Walmart Protests Send A Message But Fail To Deter Crowds".

When party ID samples in polls was the au courant topic, I weighed in mocking the conservatives.

On October 14, 1783, a week after his pub date, Webster commandeered the front page of The Courant.

Beyond its hosts, the Oscars telecast itself is being positioned as more au courant than ever before.

This is the passage which Diderot has transposed and put au courant with science in his Rve d'Alembert.

The monthly periodicals will place you much more au courant with the conversation and acquirements of the day.

The following article appeared in the Daily Courant of Hartford in 1864.

Would it be worth while to send a corrected copy of the "Courant" to the "Gardeners' Chronicle?"

Geoffrey has become a greater man than ever while you have been away, Mrs. Wynne; but you are no doubt au courant of all his news?


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