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bla·zon

 (blā′zən)
tr.v. bla·zoned, bla·zon·ing, bla·zons
1. Heraldry
a. To describe (a coat of arms) in proper terms.
b. To paint or depict (a coat of arms) with accurate detail.
2. To adorn or embellish with or as if with a coat of arms: "the stars and moons and suns blazoned on that sacred wall" (G.K. Chesterton).
3. To proclaim widely.
n.
1. Heraldry
a. A coat of arms.
b. The description or representation of a coat of arms.
2. An ostentatious display.

[Probably from Middle English blasoun, shield, from Old French blason.]

bla′zon·er n.
bla′zon·ment n.

blazon

(ˈbleɪzən)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by abroad) to proclaim loudly and publicly
2. (Heraldry) heraldry to describe (heraldic arms) in proper terms
3. (Heraldry) to draw and colour (heraldic arms) conventionally
n
4. (Heraldry) heraldry a conventional description or depiction of heraldic arms
5. any description or recording, esp of good qualities
[C13: from Old French blason coat of arms]
ˈblazoner n

bla•zon

(ˈbleɪ zən)
v.t.
1. to set forth conspicuously or publicly; proclaim.
2. to adorn or embellish, esp. showily.
3. to describe in heraldic terminology.
4. to depict (heraldic arms) in proper form and color.
n.
6. the heraldic description of armorial bearings.
7. conspicuous display.
[1275–1325; Middle English blaso(u)n < Anglo-French, Old French blason buckler]
bla′zon•er, n.
bla′zon•ment, n.

blazon


Past participle: blazoned
Gerund: blazoning

Imperative
blazon
blazon
Present
I blazon
you blazon
he/she/it blazons
we blazon
you blazon
they blazon
Preterite
I blazoned
you blazoned
he/she/it blazoned
we blazoned
you blazoned
they blazoned
Present Continuous
I am blazoning
you are blazoning
he/she/it is blazoning
we are blazoning
you are blazoning
they are blazoning
Present Perfect
I have blazoned
you have blazoned
he/she/it has blazoned
we have blazoned
you have blazoned
they have blazoned
Past Continuous
I was blazoning
you were blazoning
he/she/it was blazoning
we were blazoning
you were blazoning
they were blazoning
Past Perfect
I had blazoned
you had blazoned
he/she/it had blazoned
we had blazoned
you had blazoned
they had blazoned
Future
I will blazon
you will blazon
he/she/it will blazon
we will blazon
you will blazon
they will blazon
Future Perfect
I will have blazoned
you will have blazoned
he/she/it will have blazoned
we will have blazoned
you will have blazoned
they will have blazoned
Future Continuous
I will be blazoning
you will be blazoning
he/she/it will be blazoning
we will be blazoning
you will be blazoning
they will be blazoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blazoning
you have been blazoning
he/she/it has been blazoning
we have been blazoning
you have been blazoning
they have been blazoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blazoning
you will have been blazoning
he/she/it will have been blazoning
we will have been blazoning
you will have been blazoning
they will have been blazoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blazoning
you had been blazoning
he/she/it had been blazoning
we had been blazoning
you had been blazoning
they had been blazoning
Conditional
I would blazon
you would blazon
he/she/it would blazon
we would blazon
you would blazon
they would blazon
Past Conditional
I would have blazoned
you would have blazoned
he/she/it would have blazoned
we would have blazoned
you would have blazoned
they would have blazoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blazon - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.blazon - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
crest - (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
quartering - a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
Verb1.blazon - decorate with heraldic arms
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

blazon

verb
To make (information) generally known:
Idioms: spread far and wide, spread the word.
Translations

blazon

[ˈbleɪzn]
A. Nblasón m
B. VT (fig) → proclamar

blazon

n (Her) → Wappen nt
vt (liter: also blazon abroad) newsverbreiten (→ throughout in +dat)
References in classic literature ?
Certainly, I shall not: but you say you are going to tell your sister; and she will tell your brothers when they come home, and Brown immediately, if you do not tell her yourself; and Brown will blazon it, or be the means of blazoning it, throughout the country.
The hieroglyph deserts the cathedral, and betakes itself to blazoning the donjon keep, in order to lend prestige to feudalism.
The almost brand new impressive double decker buses arrive blazoning those immortal words on the side.
Because the book's two main contributions to scholarly debate are to assert that staged blazons are 'at once reliant on, yet distinct from the lyric' (9) and to assert that anyone can be a blasonneur, rather than just male characters performing an act of erotic violence, the book ultimately turns attention to the role that the theatrical audience plays in the blazoning of the staged body.
The problems of blazoning the female reproductive body in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore are investigated by Sara D.
Ortiz, "By the Book: Blazoning the Subject in Shakespeare's History Plays" (125-36); Lisa Dickson, "The Blazon and the Theater of War: The Wars of the Roses and The Plantagenets" (137-48); Erin E.