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also gar·dant  (gär′dnt)
adj. Heraldry
Positioned so that the head is turned toward the viewer. Used of an animal depicted so that its body is viewed from the side.

[Obsolete French, from Old French guardant, gardant, present participle of garder, to guard; see guard.]


(ˈɡɑːdənt) or


(Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown full face
[C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard]


(ˈgɑr dnt)

(of a heraldic animal) having the face toward the viewer and the body in side view.
[1565–75; < French gardant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.guardant - looking forward
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
forward - at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
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