coat of arms

(redirected from Coat-of-arms)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Coat-of-arms: Armorial bearings

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
شِعار
erb
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 ?
He drew from his pocket, with heroic bravery, a purse embroidered with a coat-of-arms, which he carefully concealed in the hollow of his hand.
The latter had surpassed himself; he showed La Ramee a monstrous pate, ornamented with Monsieur de Beaufort's coat-of-arms.
The Scottish Nisbet, and the same Ferne, insist that the chiefs of the Crusade must have assigned to Godfrey this extraordinary and unwonted coat-of-arms, in order to induce those who should behold them to make enquiries; and hence give them the name of arma inquirenda.
The coat-of-arms of the Squeerses is tore, and their sun is gone down into the ocean wave
Except as otherwise provided by law or Presidential issuance, the Coat-of-Arms, Seal, and Flag of the President of the Philippines or of the Vice President of the Philippines shall be exclusively used to represent the President of the Philippines or the Vice President of the Philippines, respectively.
There is more interest in a new coat-of-arms for the community to mark the launch of Sutton's very own council.
With the suit are a pair of black enamel coat-of-arms cufflinks, also by Tom Ford - each with the Bond family coat-of-arms bearing the motto Orbit Non Sufficit, which means The World Is Not Enough.
They reportedly presented Aoun with a coat-of-arms in appreciation for his supportive stances.