blazon

  • 1 Blazon — Bla zon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blazoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blazoning}.] [From blazon, n.; confused with 4th blaze: cf. F. blasonner.] 1. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 blazon — BLAZÓN, blazoane, s.n. Ansamblu de elemente convenţionale care constituie emblema unui stat, a unei provincii, a unui oraş, a unei familii nobile, a unei bresle etc.; armoarii. – Din fr. blason. Trimis de paula, 20.08.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  BLAZÓN …

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  • 3 Blazon — Bla zon, n. [OE. blason, blasoun, shield, fr. F. blason coat of arms, OF. shield, from the root of AS. bl[ae]se blaze, i. e., luster, splendor, MHG. blas torch See {Blaze}, n.] 1. A shield. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An heraldic shield; a coat of… …

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  • 4 blazon — [blā′zən] n. [ME blasoun < OFr blason, a shield, blazon] 1. a coat of arms; heraldic shield, emblem, or banner 2. a technical description or illustration of a coat of arms in accordance with the rules of heraldry 3. showy display vt. [< the …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Blazon — Bla zon, v. i. To shine; to be conspicuous. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 blazon — index disclose, embellish, herald, inform (notify), promulgate, propagate (spread), publish …

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  • 7 blazon — ► VERB 1) display or depict prominently or vividly. 2) Heraldry describe or depict (a coat of arms). ► NOUN 1) a correct description of armorial bearings. 2) archaic a coat of arms. ORIGIN from Old French blason shield …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Blazon — In heraldry and heraldic vexillology, a blazon is a formal description of, most often, a coat of arms or flag, which enables a person to construct or reconstruct the appropriate image. A coat of arms or flag is therefore not primarily defined by… …

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  • 9 blazon — {{11}}blazon (n.) coat of arms, late 13c., from O.Fr. blason (12c.) a shield, blazon, also collar bone; common Romanic (Cf. Sp. blason, It. blasone, Port. brasao, Prov. blezo, the first two said to be French loan words); of uncertain origin. OED… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 blazon — UK [ˈbleɪz(ə)n] / US verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms blazon : present tense I/you/we/they blazon he/she/it blazons present participle blazoning past tense blazoned past participle blazoned to write, announce, or show something in a… …

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  • 11 blazon — 1. noun /ˈbleɪzən/ a) A verbal or written description of a coat of arms. ...it should never be forgotten that the best blazon is that which is the most perspicuous b) A formalized language for describing a coat of arms. We must banish, therefore …

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  • 12 blazon — Synonyms and related words: achievement, adorn, advertise, air, alerion, animal charge, announce, annulet, annunciate, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, array, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, beautify, bedeck, bedizen,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 blazon — bla|zon [ bleızn ] verb transitive usually passive to write, announce, or show something in a very obvious way so that a lot of people notice it: blazon across: They woke to find the company s name blazoned across the newspapers …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 blazon —     [She] blazoned a trail in the fashion world which others were quick to follow (Sunday Times). Trails are blazed. To blazon means to display or proclaim in an ostentatious manner …

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  • 15 blazon — v. & n. v.tr. 1 proclaim (esp. blazon abroad). 2 Heraldry a describe or paint (arms). b inscribe or paint (an object) with arms, names, etc. n. 1 Heraldry a a shield, coat of arms, bearings, or a banner. b a correct description of these. 2 a… …

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  • 16 blazon — I. noun Etymology: Middle English blason, from Anglo French Date: 14th century 1. a. armorial bearings ; coat of arms b. the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings 2. ostentatious display II. transitive verb …

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  • 17 blazon — blazoner, n. blazonment, n. /blay zeuhn/, v.t. 1. to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim: The pickets blazoned their grievances on placards. 2. to adorn or embellish, esp. brilliantly or showily. 3. to describe in heraldic… …

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  • 18 Blazon — Her. The description of a coat of *arms. Blazonry is sometimes used as a noun. Blaze is also used sometimes but this is incorrect. Cf. Blaze …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 19 blazón — s. n., pl. blazoáne …

    Romanian orthography

  • 20 blazon — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. proclaim, advertise; embellish, decorate. See publication, ornament. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make (information) generally known: advertise, blaze2, broadcast, bruit, circulate, disseminate,… …

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