• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Courant A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.
    • Courant A piece of music in triple time; also, a lively dance; a coranto.
    • a Courant (Her) Represented as running; -- said of a beast borne in a coat of arms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • courant Running: in heraldry, specifically said of a horse, stag, or other beast so represented. See currant, current.
    • n courant A running-string.
    • n courant A kind of dance, consisting of a time, a step, a balance, and a coupee.
    • n courant A piece of music taking its rhythm and form from such a dance. Specifically— A piece in rather rapid triple rhythm, changing sometimes to sextuple, consisting of two repeated strains abounding in dotted notes and usually of polyphonic structure.
    • n courant A piece in triple time and with many runs and passages. The first form was much used as a component of the old-fashioned suite, usually following the allemande, while the second is the commoner Italian form.
    • n courant A gazette; a news-letter or newspaper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Courant kōō-ränt′ (her.) in a running attitude
    • ns Courant an old dance with a kind of gliding step
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., p. pr. of courir, to run, L. currere,. Cf. Current
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Current.


In literature:

The Elgin Courant (Scotland), 1858, speaks of a woman named Elspet Gordon, at Rothes, giving birth to 3 males and 2 females.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The Edinburgh "Evening Courant" used to publish notices of the papers read at the Botanical Society of Edinburgh.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Dr. Burton, Charles H. Clark, of the Courant, Warner, and Twichell, with others of their kind.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
New England Courant, 21, 22.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
The doctor and Courant would stay by them; Courant was to hold the leg.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
A Courant by Frescobaldi (1591-1640) is in triple time.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Edward W. Naylor
And it cost only ten thalers courant.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Crest, a buck courant, pierced in the gorge by an arrow, all proper.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
From the Edinburgh Evening Courant, 18th April 1768.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
The following notice of his death appeared in the Demerara Courant.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe

In poetry:

If you would stay that Lady's shoud not want
A gay Mirtillo for a smooth Courant
Alas you need not speak to show your soul
Your bounds Coupees & sinks betray the fool
Men find a jest in evry diffrent step
for postures are the buisness of an ape
"Satyr VII. The Isle Of Wight" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

( Hartford Courant File Photo / December 12, 2012 ).
( MICHAEL McANDREWS, Hartford Courant / March 29, 2012 ).
( Stan Godlewski, Special to The Courant / November 17, 2012 ).
( STEPHEN DUNN, Hartford Courant / September 17, 2012 ).
( Kathleen Megan, Hartford Courant / November 6, 2012 ).
( CLOE POISSON / November 22, 2012 ).
( Brad Horrigan, / November 1, 2012 ).
( John Woike, Hartford Courant / December 5, 2012 ).
( Mark Mirko, Hartford Courant / November 19, 2012 ).
Staff report The Hartford Courant.
Hand Football Team Tops Courant's Final Ratings.
1 state high school football team in The Courant final ratings Monday.
( Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant / December 9, 2011 ).
( Brad Horrigan, Hartford Courant / December 7, 2012 ).
( Courant file photo / December 13, 2012 ).

In science:

Courant Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, 1999. S.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Deift, Orthogonal Polynomials and Random Matrices: A Riemann-Hilbert Approach, Courant Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 3, New York, 1999.
Determinantal random point fields
Deift, Orthogonal Polynomials and Random Matrices: A Riemann- Hilbert Approach, Courant Lecture Notes in Mathematics 3, New York, 1999.
Gaussian limit for determinantal random point fields
Courant, R. and Lax, A. 1955 Remarks on Cauchy’s problem for hyperbolic partial differential equations with constant coefficients in several independent variables.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
Deformations of the Chern-Simons-BF theory in three dimensions induces the Courant algebroid structure on the target space as a sigma model.
Topological Field Theories and Geometry of Batalin-Vilkovisky Algebras