blazon

bla•zon
[[t]ˈbleɪ zən[/t]] v. t.
1) to set forth conspicuously or publicly; proclaim
2) to adorn or embellish, esp. showily
3) her to describe in heraldic terminology
4) her to depict (heraldic arms) in proper form and color
5) her
coat of arms 2)
6) her the heraldic description of armorial bearings
7) conspicuous display
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME blaso(u) n < AF, OF blason buckler bla′zon•er, n. bla′zon•ment, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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 …   Dicționar Român

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Blazon — Bla zon, v. i. To shine; to be conspicuous. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

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