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1. Flying or capable of flying: volant mammals.
2. Moving quickly or nimbly; agile.
3. Heraldry Depicted with the wings extended as in flying.

[Latin volāns, volant-, present participle of volāre, to fly. Sense 3, from French, from Old French, present participle of voler, to fly, from Latin volāre.]


1. (Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry in a flying position
2. rare flying or capable of flight
3. poetic moving lightly or agilely; nimble
[C16: from French: flying, from voler to fly, from Latin volāre]


(ˈvoʊ lənt)

1. engaged in or having the power of flight.
2. moving lightly; nimble.
3. (of a heraldic bird) having the wings extended for flight.
[1500–10; < French, present participle of voler to fly < Latin volāre]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.volant - with wings extended in a flying position
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
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He lookd and saw a spacious Plaine, whereon Were Tents of various hue; by some were herds Of Cattel grazing: others, whence the sound Of Instruments that made melodious chime Was heard, of Harp and Organ; and who moovd Thir stops and chords was seen: his volant touch Instinct through all proportions low and high Fled and pursu'd transverse the resonant fugue.
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Il convient donc plus que jamais de redoubler de prudence au volant durant cette periode.
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L'avion positionne pour une autre approche de la piste 25L a signale qu'il avait perdu le volant d'orientation de la roue de nez, mais a atterri en toute securite sur la piste 25L environ 15 minutes apres l'abandon de la premiere approche.