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her·ald·ry

 (hĕr′əl-drē)
n. pl. her·ald·ries
1.
a. The profession, study, or art of devising, granting, and blazoning arms, tracing genealogies, and determining and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms.
b. A branch of knowledge dealing with the history and description in proper terms of armorial bearings and their accessories.
2. Armorial ensigns or similar insignia.
3. Pomp and ceremony, especially attended with armorial trappings; pageantry.

her′ald·ist n.

heraldry

(ˈhɛrəldrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Heraldry) the occupation or study concerned with the classification of armorial bearings, the allocation of rights to bear arms, the tracing of genealogies, etc
2. (Heraldry) the duties and pursuit of a herald
3. (Heraldry) armorial bearings, insignia, devices, etc
4. (Heraldry) heraldic symbols or symbolism
5. (Heraldry) the show and ceremony of heraldry
ˈheraldist n

her•ald•ry

(ˈhɛr əl dri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the study of armorial bearings.
2. the practice of blazoning and granting armorial bearings, tracing and recording genealogies, recording honors, and deciding precedence.
3. a heraldic device or devices.
4. ceremonial splendor.
[1350–1400]

heraldry

1. the art of pictorial representation of genealogy, as through coats of arms, crests, etc.
2. the science of genealogy with special reference to aristocratic lineage. — herald, n. — heraldic, adj.
See also: Honors and Regalia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogiesheraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
blazon, blazonry, coat of arms, arms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
crest - (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
device - an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"
fess, fesse - (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
fleur-de-lys, fleur-de-lis - (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
inquiry, research, enquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
ramp - be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
armorial - of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms; "armorial bearing"
2.heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
annulet, roundel - (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle; "a hollow roundel"
armorial bearing, heraldic bearing, bearing, charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
blazon, blazonry, coat of arms, arms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

heraldry

noun
Quotations
"The science of fools with long memories" [J.R. Planché The Pursuivant of Arms]

Heraldry terms

achievement, annulet, argent, armes parlantes, armiger, armory, bandeau, bar, base, baton, bearing, bend, bend sinister, bezzant, bezant, or byzant, blazon, blazonry, bordure, cadency, canting arms, canton, chaplet, charge, checky, chevron, chief, cinquefoil, Clarenceux, coat armour, coat of arms, cockatrice, cognizance or cognisance, college of arms, compony or compone, coronet, couchant, crescent, crest, cross, crosslet, crown, dexter, difference, dimidiate, dormant, eagle, embattled, emblazon, ermine, escutcheon, falcon, fesse or fess, field, fillet, fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys, flory or fleury, fret, fur, fusil, garland, giron or gyron, gironny or gyronny, griffon, guardant or gardant, gules, hatchment, herald, heraldic or fetial, impale or empale, inescutcheon, issuant, king-of-arms, label, leopard, lion, lozenge, lozengy, Lyon King of Arms, mantling or lambrequin, mascle or voided lozenge, matriculation, moline, naissant, nombril, octofoil, officer of arms, or, ordinary, orle, pale, pall, paly, parted, party, passant, pean, pile, potent, proper, purpure, pursuivant, quarter, quartered, quartering, quarterly, rampant, rebus, regardant, roundel, sable, saltire, sejant or sejeant, scutcheon, semé (of) or semée (of), shield, sinister, spread eagle, statant, sun in splendour, supporter, torse, tressure, urdé or urdée, urinant, vair, vert, voided, volant, wreath, wyvern, yale
Translations
عِلْم شِعارات النَّبالَه
heraldika
heraldik
heraldika
címertan
skjaldarmerkjafræîi
heraldika
hanedan armacılığı

heraldry

[ˈherəldrɪ] Nheráldica f

heraldry

[ˈhɛrəldri] n
(= study) → héraldique f
(= coat of arms) → blason m

heraldry

n
(= science)Wappenkunde f, → Heraldik f
(= heraldic signs)Wappen pl
(= ceremonial)traditioneller höfischer Prunk

heraldry

[ˈhɛrldrɪ] naraldica

herald

(ˈherəld) noun
formerly, a person who carries and reads important messages and notices (eg from a king). The king sent out heralds to announce the new law.
verb
to announce or be a sign of. A sharp wind often heralds a storm.
heˈraldic (-ˈrӕl-) adjective
of heraldry.
ˈheraldry noun
the study of coats of arms, crests etc and of the history of the families who have the right to use them.
References in classic literature ?
Letters came, with armorial seals upon them, though of bearings unknown to English heraldry.
So no one vexed him as he trotted through the winding pathways between the many houses and past the obscene kingposts of totemic heraldry, where the forms of men, carved from single tree trunks, were seated in the gaping jaws of carved sharks.
introduction of supporters into the science of heraldry.
Darwin, whom I understood to be a man without prejudices, but it occurred to me that perhaps he would not be interested in it since it did not concern heraldry.
It seemed to her very odd that he should know as much about breeding bulldogs as any man in England; that he had a collection of wild flowers found near London; and his weekly visit to old Miss Trotter at Ealing, who was an authority upon the science of Heraldry, never failed to excite her laughter.
It was probably a shield with a red line down the middle of it, called in heraldry a pale.
The dark mark of fate and doom was on the threshold-- the tall old threshold surmounted by coronets and caned heraldry.
Except the knowledge of blazons, that enables me to decipher them, I am very ignorant of heraldry -- I, a count of a fresh creation, fabricated in Tuscany by the aid of a commandery of St.
Here might be seen the Savage Man, well known in heraldry, hairy as a baboon, and girdled with green leaves.
But he had a magic and minute knowledge of the Westminster omnibuses, and indeed of the whole omnibus system of London, the colors and numbers of which he knew as a herald knows heraldry.
These coats-of-arms could be read, where a scroll would be meaningless, and the bowman, like most men of his age, was well versed in the common symbols of heraldry.
He was familiar with the literature and history not only of the ancient world but of all the important modern nations of western Europe, with philosophy, the sciences of painting, architecture, botany, zoology, gardening, entomology (he had a large collection of insects), and even heraldry.