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tr.v. bla·zoned, bla·zon·ing, bla·zons
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.
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.]
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
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]
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]
Past participle: blazoned
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|Noun||1.||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
|Verb||1.||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"