courant

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative form of courante.

Noun[edit]

courant (plural courants)

  1. A piece of music in triple time.
  2. A lively dance; a coranto.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French courant (running).

Noun[edit]

courant (plural courants)

  1. A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.

Adjective[edit]

courant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Represented as running.
    a classical lion courant

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French courant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

courant (comparative couranter, superlative courantst)

  1. current, prevalent, standard
    En hier hebben we ons meest courante model.
    And this is our best-selling model.
    Optellen en vermenigvuldigen zijn de meest courante rekenbewerkingen.
    Addition and multiplication are the most prevalent mathematical operations.

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

courant n (plural couranten, diminutive courantje n)

  1. currency

courant f (plural couranten, diminutive courantje n)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of krant; newspaper

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • prof. dr. W. Martin, prof. dr. G.A.J. Tops et.al., Groot Woordenboek Nederlands–Engels, Van Dale Lexicografie, Utrecht/Antwerpen, 1998 [Dutch–English dictionary]

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

courant

  1. Present participle of courir.

Noun[edit]

courant m (plural courants)

  1. current (of water, electricity, thought etc)
    courant électrique
    electric current

Adjective[edit]

courant m (feminine courante, masculine plural courants, feminine plural courantes)

  1. current, present
  2. (language skills) fluent
  3. common

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