What does blazon mean?

Definitions for blazon
ˈbleɪ zənbla·zon

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blazon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonryverb

    the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

  2. emblazon, blazonverb

    decorate with heraldic arms


  1. blazonnoun

    A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.

    Etymology: From blason.

  2. blazonnoun

    A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.

    Etymology: From blason.

  3. blazonnoun

    A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.

    Etymology: From blason.

  4. blazonverb

    To describe a coat of arms.

    Etymology: From blason.

  5. blazonverb

    To make widely or generally known, to proclaim.

    Etymology: From blason.

  6. blazonverb

    To display conspicuously or publicly.

    Etymology: From blason.

  7. blazonverb

    To shine; to be conspicuous.

    Etymology: From blason.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blazonnoun

    a shield

  2. Blazonnoun

    an heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings

  3. Blazonnoun

    the art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner

  4. Blazonnoun

    ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record

  5. Blazonverb

    to depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide

  6. Blazonverb

    to deck; to embellish; to adorn

  7. Blazonverb

    to describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon

  8. Blazonverb

    to shine; to be conspicuous


  1. Blazon

    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

  1. Blazon

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blazon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    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
  • लांछनHindi
  • blasonare, blasonatura, divisare, blasone, blasonItalian
  • блазонира, блазон, блазонирањеMacedonian
  • blazoenDutch
  • blazonowaniePolish
  • blasonera, blasoneringSwedish

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