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rɪˈgɑr dntre·gar·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regardant(ip)adjective

    looking backward


  1. regardantadjective

    with the head turned toward the back of the body


  1. regardant

    In heraldry, the term attitude describes the position in which a figure (animal or human) is emblazoned as a charge, a supporter, or as a crest. The attitude of a heraldic figure always precedes any reference to the tincture of the figure and its parts. Some attitudes apply only to predatory beasts, exemplified by the beast most usual to heraldry — the heraldic lion; other terms apply to docile animals, such as the doe, usually emblazoned as a "hind". Other heraldic attitudes, such as volant, describe the positions of birds, exemplified by the bird most usual to heraldry — the heraldic eagle; moreover, birds also are described by the positions of their wings. The term naiant (swimming) applies to fish, swans, ducks, and geese. The term segreant is applied to the griffin, as an approximation of rampant, and is applied to the dragon. Animal figures are positioned in profile, facing dexter (the viewer's left), and persons are shown affronté (facing the viewer), but the blazon might specify other attitudes.


  1. regardant

    Regardant is an adjective used in heraldry to describe an animal, particularly a lion or other beast, shown looking over its shoulder or behind itself. This term is typically used to indicate the stance or position of animals in coats of arms or other heraldic depictions. More generally, it can also refer to someone or something that is observant, watchful or looking back.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regardantverb

    looking behind; looking backward watchfully

  2. Regardantverb

    looking behind or backward; as, a lion regardant

  3. Regardantverb

    annexed to the land or manor; as, a villain regardant

  4. Etymology: [F. regardant, fr. regarder. See Regard, v. t.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. regardant

    A term used in heraldry, with reference to an animal whose head is turned backwards. See Passant and Rampant.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regardant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regardant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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