Definition of Couchant

1. Adjective. Lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward.

Category relationships: Heraldry
Similar to: Unerect

Definition of Couchant

1. a. Lying down with head erect; squatting.

Definition of Couchant

1. Adjective. (context: of an animal) Lying down; crouching. ¹

2. Adjective. (heraldry) Represented as lying down with the head raised. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Couchant

1. lying down [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Couchant

couas
coucal
coucals
couch
couch-grass
couch-potato
couch-surf
couch grass
couch potato
couch potatoes
couch surf
couch surfed
couch surfing
couch surfs
couchancy
couchant (current term)
couchant(ip)
couchbound
couche
couched
couchedness
couchee
couchees
coucher
couchers
couches
couchette
couchettes
couchgrass
couching

Literary usage of Couchant

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1. Chitty's Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening (1844)
"So he may by showing, that on the occasion of every erect a house necessary for the habitation of were levant and couchant, and that on these himself and ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: Band by Graham Willmore, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Frederick Luard Wollaston, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Henry Davison (1839)
"This does not make the precise number material ; and as it was conceded that on every occasion some of the cattle were levant and couchant, the defendant is ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Cresswell Cresswell (1826)
"... levant and couchant; and th-St defendants disturbed him in the exercise of, tbas, r^ Pie?* Not guilty. At the trial before Warren CJ of Chester, ..."

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