coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry(verb)
the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
decorate with heraldic arms
A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.
A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.
A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.
To describe a coat of arms.
To make widely or generally known, to proclaim.
To display conspicuously or publicly.
To shine; to be conspicuous.
Origin: From blason.
an heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings
the art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner
ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record
to depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide
to deck; to embellish; to adorn
to describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon
to shine; to be conspicuous
In heraldry and heraldic vexillology, a blazon is a formal description of a coat of arms, flag or similar emblem, from which the reader can reconstruct the appropriate image. The visual depiction of a coat of arms or flag traditionally has considerable latitude in design, while a blazon specifies the essentially distinctive elements; thus it can be said that a coat of arms or flag is primarily defined not by a picture but rather by the wording of its blazon. Blazon also refers to the specialized language in which a blazon is written, and, as a verb, to the act of writing such a description. This language has its own vocabulary, grammar and syntax, or rules governing word order, which becomes essential for comprehension when blazoning a complex coat of arms. Other objects, such as badges, banners, and seals may be described in blazon.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blā′zn, v.t. to make public: to display: to draw or to explain in proper terms the figures, &c., in armorial bearings.—n. the science or rules of coats-of-arms.—ns. Blaz′oner, one who blazons: a herald: a slanderer; Blaz′onry, the art of drawing or of deciphering coats-of-arms: heraldry. [Fr. blason, a coat-of-arms, from root of Blaze.]
The numerical value of blazon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of blazon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- beschreiben, BlasonierungGerman
- blasón, blasonarSpanish
- blasonoida, vaakunaselitys, blasonointiFinnish
- blason, blasonner, armorier, blasonnementFrench
- blasonare, blasonatura, divisare, blasone, blasonItalian
- блазонира, блазон, блазонирањеMacedonian
- blasonera, blasoneringSwedish
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