What does chevron mean?

Definitions for chevron
ˈʃɛv rənchevron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chevron, stripe, stripes, grade insignianoun

    V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service

    "they earned their stripes in Kuwait"

  2. chevronnoun

    an inverted V-shaped charge


  1. chevronnoun

    A V-shaped pattern; used in architecture, and as an insignia of military or police rank, on the sleeve

  2. chevronnoun

    A wide inverted V placed on a shield.

  3. chevronnoun

    V-shaped markings on the surface of roads used to indicate minimum distances between vehicles.

  4. chevronnoun

    A guillemet, either of the punctuation marks or , used in several languages to indicate passages of speech. Similar to typical quotation marks used in the English language such as and .

  5. chevronnoun

    = háek

  6. chevronverb

    To form or be formed into chevrons

  7. Etymology: From chevron, the mark so called because it looks like rafters of a shallow roof, from Vulgar Latin *, from caper, the likely connection between goats and rafters being the animal's angular hind legs.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHEVRONnoun

    One of the honourable ordinaries in heraldry. It represents two rafters of a house, set up as they ought to stand. John Harris

    Etymology: French.


  1. chevron

    A chevron is a V-shaped pattern or mark, typically seen on insignia, badges, architecture and design. In military terms, it is often used as an emblem on uniforms to represent rank or length of service. The term comes from the French word "chevron" which means rafter or support, possibly due to the shape's resemblance to a building’s rafter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chevronnoun

    one of the nine honorable ordinaries, consisting of two broad bands of the width of the bar, issuing, respectively from the dexter and sinister bases of the field and conjoined at its center

  2. Chevronnoun

    a distinguishing mark, above the elbow, on the sleeve of a non-commissioned officer's coat

  3. Chevronnoun

    a zigzag molding, or group of moldings, common in Norman architecture

  4. Etymology: [F., rafter, chevron, from chvre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she-goat. See Cheveril.]


  1. Chevron

    A chevron is an inverted V-shaped pattern. The word is usually used in reference to a kind of fret in architecture, or to a badge or insignia used in military or police uniforms to indicate rank or length of service, or in heraldry and the designs of flags. The symbol is also used on highway signs to guide drivers around curves.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chevron

    in heraldry an ordinary of two bands forming an angle descending to the extremities of the shield; representing the two rafters of a house, meeting at the top.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chevron

    The distinguishing mark on the sleeves of sergeants' and corporals' coats, the insignia of a non-commissioned officer. Also, a mark recently instituted as a testimony of good conduct in a private. Further, now worn by seamen getting good-service pay.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chevron

    The arrow-headed stripes on the arm, by which the rank of a non-commissioned officer is indicated.

  2. chevron

    In heraldry, is an ordinary representing the rafters of a house, and supposed to betoken the accomplishment of some memorable work, or the completion of some business of importance, generally the foundation of his own family by the bearer.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chevron in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chevron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of chevron in a Sentence

  1. Doug Kass:

    With the stocks down so big, (it) seems to be an intermediate opportunity in the group, i'm trying to stick with Exxon, Chevron, Devon, the ones with rock-solid balance sheets. I'm not buying stocks down 16 to 17 percent, the secondary and tertiary companies.

  2. Nicole Sherrod:

    Older clients tend to search for higher yield, so you see energy companies like Chevron, and healthcare names like Johnson & Johnson, and telecoms like Verizon, all of which they are very familiar with and have been investing in for years.

  3. Valeriy Chaliy:

    There is information that they (Chevron) are planning this decision.

  4. Collins Edema:

    Our protest will continue until Chevron listens to our demands. We at Ugborodo are urging other Itsekiri communities to follow suit and shut down Chevron activities in our communities.

  5. Brad Middleton:

    The exploration of this block is aligned with Chevron's long-term strategy to find and develop resources that will help meet the growing energy needs in the Asia Pacific region.

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    • A. interrupt
    • B. accompany
    • C. moan
    • D. disturb

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