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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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|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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