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courant

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative form of courante.

NounEdit

courant (plural courants)

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

Etymology 2Edit

From French courant (running).

NounEdit

courant (plural courants)

  1. A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.

AdjectiveEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French courant.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

courant n (plural couranten, diminutive courantje n)

  1. currency

courant f (plural couranten, diminutive courantje n)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of krant; newspaper

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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]

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

courant

  1. Present participle of courir.

NounEdit

courant m (plural courants)

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

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