coat of arms


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coat of arms

n. pl. coats of arms Heraldry
1. A tabard or surcoat blazoned with bearings.
2.
a. An arrangement of bearings, usually depicted on and around a shield, that indicates ancestry and distinctions.
b. A representation of bearings.

coat of arms

n
1. (Heraldry) the heraldic bearings of a person, family, or corporation
2. (Heraldry) a surcoat decorated with family or personal bearings

coat′ of arms′


n.
1. a surcoat or tabard embroidered with heraldic devices, worn by medieval knights over their armor.
2. a full display of the armorial bearings of a person, family, or corporation, usu. on an escutcheon.
[1325–75; Middle English; compare French cotte d'armes]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coat of arms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.coat of arms - 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

coat of arms

noun heraldry, crest, insignia, escutcheon, blazonry the family coat of arms
Translations
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våbenskjold
skjaldarmerki
armahanedan arması

coat

(kəut) noun
1. an item of outdoor clothing, with sleeves, that covers from the shoulders usually to the knees. a coat and hat.
2. a jacket. a man's coat and trousers.
3. the hair or wool of an animal. Some dogs have smooth coats.
4. a covering (eg of paint). This wall will need two coats of paint.
verb
to cover. She coated the biscuits with chocolate.
ˈcoating noun
(a) covering. chocolate coating.
coat of arms
a family badge or crest.
References in classic literature ?
But he had to have it; Tom said he'd GOT to; there warn't no case of a state prisoner not scrabbling his inscription to leave behind, and his coat of arms.
The whole front was draped in ivy, with a patch clipped bare here and there where a window or a coat of arms broke through the dark veil.
The commissary having been buried with all the decorations suitable to the service (the whole team of proprieties were harnessed to his hearse, and they all had feathers and black velvet housings with his coat of arms in the corner), Mrs General began to inquire what quantity of dust and ashes was deposited at the bankers'.
The broad seal was impressed with Winthrop's coat of arms.
I)o not you see the coat of arms of the family of Lincoln carved in the open work of the back?
Prince Hippolyte, who had been gazing at the vicomte for some time through his lorgnette, suddenly turned completely round toward the little princess, and having asked for a needle began tracing the Conde coat of arms on the table.
The room was empty and silent except for the slow ticking of an ancient clock which stood underneath an emblazoned coat of arms in the far corner.
The furniture in the room was mostly of an old-fashioned type, some of it of oak, curiously carved, and most of it surmounted with a coat of arms.
It was directed in a hand to me unknown--small, and rather neat; neither masculine nor exactly feminine; the seal bore a coat of arms, concerning which I could only decipher that it was not that of the Seacombe family, consequently the epistle could be from none of my almost forgotten, and certainly quite forgetting patrician relations.
A ring with a coat of arms adorned his hand, outside his glove, from which dangled a handsome cane; with these accessories he endeavoured to assume the air and manner of a wealthy young man.
The devices engraved on it are the ciphers or names of its long line of possessors--I had Luigi's name added in Roman letters myself with our coat of arms, as you see.
But he exulted in private and longed for the time to come when he could give Jo a piece of plate, with a bear and a ragged staff on it as an appropriate coat of arms.