[koo r-uh nt for 1; koo-rahnt, French koo-rahn for 2]


Heraldry. (of an animal) represented in the act of running: a greyhound courant.


Origin of courant

1595–1605; < French: literally, running, masculine present participle of courir to run; cf. current Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for courant

"newspaper" (now only in names of newspapers), from French courant, literally "running," present participle of courir "to run" (see current (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper