What does blazon mean?

blazon meaning in General Dictionary

To shine become conspicuous

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  • To depict in colors to display to exhibit conspicuously to publish or make community far and wide
  • A shield
  • the official signs of a household, condition, etc.
  • decorate with heraldic hands
  • A shield.
  • An heraldic guard; a layer of hands, or a bearing on a layer of arms; armorial bearings.
  • The art or work of explaining or depicting heraldic bearings inside correct language or way.
  • Ostentatious show, either by terms or other means; publication; tv show; description; record.
  • To depict in colors; to display; showing conspicuously; to write or make public far and wide.
  • To deck; to embellish; to decorate.
  • to spell it out in appropriate terms (the numbers of heraldicu000du000a products); additionally, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.
  • To shine; to be conspicuous.

blazon meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"layer of hands," belated 13c., from Old French blason (12c.) "a shield, blazon," in addition "collar bone;" typical Romanic (contrast Spanish blason, Italian blasone, Portuguese brasao, Established

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  • 1560s, "to depict or color (armorial bearings)," from blazon (n.) otherwise from French blasonner. Earlier in the day as "setting forth decriptively" (1510s); particularly "to vaunt or boast" (1530s), in this use most likely from or influenced by blaze (v.2).

blazon meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A shield.

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  • (n.) An heraldic guard; a coat of hands, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.
  • (n.) The art or act of explaining or depicting heraldic bearings in correct language or way.
  • (letter.) Ostentatious screen, either by words or any other means; book; program; information; record.
  • (v. t.) To depict in colors; to produce; to demonstrate conspicuously; to write or make general public all over.
  • (v. t.) To deck; to embellish; to decorate.
  • (v. t.) To spell it out in correct terms (the figures of heraldic products); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.
  • (v. i.) To shine; becoming conspicuous.