Definition of Naiant

1. Adjective. Applied to a fish depicted horizontally.

Exact synonyms: Swimming
Category relationships: Heraldry
Similar to: Horizontal



Definition of Naiant

1. a. See Natant.

Definition of Naiant

1. Adjective. (context: heraldry of a fish) depicted swimming horizontally ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naiant

1. a heraldic term for "swimming horizontally" [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naiant

nags
nagware
nagyag-ite
nagyagite
nagyagites
nah
nahal
nahals
nahcolite
nahpoite
nahualism
naiad
naiad family
naiades
naiads
naiant (current term)
naid
naif
naifer
naifest
naifly
naifs
naik
naiks
nail-biter
nail-biting
nail-bitingly
nail-bomb
nail-file

Literary usage of Naiant

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1. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"Arg. a salmon naiant and in chief two eagles' heads erased gu. ... Vert, a salmon naiant ppr. (4th quarter of 2nd and 3rd grand quarters). ..."

2. Display of Heraldry by William Newton (1846)
"They are then said to be naiant embowed. Gules, a dolphin naiant embowed argent, ... Argent, a dolphin naiant embowed azure, appertains to the name of ..."

3. The British Herald; Or, Cabinet of Armorial Bearings of the Nobility ...by Thomas Robson by Thomas Robson (1830)
"Crest, out of water, the top of a spear erect, sustaining a dolphin naiant. BELLISTON, [Ches, and Devons.] or, on a bend go. Ihrer crosses molino ar. ..."

4. Scottish Armorial Seals by William Rae Macdonald (1904)
"naiant with a ring in its mouth. Legend (Caps.) : a • IOANNIS 31 Oct. 1606, three of same date, do. 24 Dec. 1607. ..."

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