Cou*rant" (k??-r?nt"), n. [F. courante, fr. courant, p. pr.] 1. A piece of music in triple time; also, a lively dance; a coranto.

2. A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.

Cou*rant" (k??-r?nt"), a. [F., p. pr. of courir to run, L. currere. Cf. Current.] (Her.) Represented as running; -- said of a beast borne in a coat of arms.