Definition of Blazon

1. Noun. The official symbols of a family, state, etc..

Exact synonyms: Arms, Blazonry, Coat Of Arms
Terms within: Crest
Generic synonyms: Heraldry
Specialized synonyms: Quartering
Category relationships: Heraldry

2. Verb. Decorate with heraldic arms.
Exact synonyms: Emblazon
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Blazonry

Definition of Blazon

1. n. A shield.

2. v. t. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.

3. v. i. To shine; to be conspicuous.

Definition of Blazon

1. Noun. (heraldry) A verbal or written description of a coat of arms. ¹

2. Noun. (heraldry) A formalized language for describing a coat of arms. ¹

3. Noun. (heraldry): A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To describe a coat of arms. ¹

5. Verb. To make widely or generally known, to proclaim. ¹

6. Verb. To display conspicuously or publicly. ¹

7. Verb. To shine; to be conspicuous. ¹

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Definition of Blazon

1. to proclaim [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: proclaim

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blazon

blaze a trail
blaze away
blaze orange
blaze oranges
blaze out
blaze up
blazing star
blazon (current term)
blazon out

Literary usage of Blazon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1867)
"THE PEERAGES, blazon, AND GENEALOGY/ ... and cunning conceits, in which the science of blazon tells the story of noble deeds in all lands. ..."

2. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"RULES OF blazon, ETC. Armorial Charges are supposed to stand out somewhat in relief upon the field. ... The blazon, " a fir tree proper;" or " a salmon ..."

3. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames (1807)
"... Thy knotty and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to Hand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine: But this eternal blazon muft not ..."

4. An Olla Podrida: Or, Scraps, Numismatic, Antiquarian, and Literary by Richard Sainthill (1853)
"ARMORIAL BEARINGS AND INSCRIPTIONS, ON THE blazon OF ROCHE OF THE CITY OF CORK, ... county of Cork, with an inquiry respecting a blazon of the old armorial ..."

5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"7 more correct blazon in Latine than hath formerly been used. Loud. 1682. 8vo. Pp. 165, with dedication to Robert of Heraldic authors quoted, ..."

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