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Meaning of BLAZON

Pronunciation:  'bleyzun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (heraldry) the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
  2. [v]  decorate with heraldic arms

BLAZON is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: arms, blazonry, coat of arms, emblazon
 See Also: adorn, beautify, crest, decorate, embellish, grace, heraldry, ornament, quartering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bla"zon\, n. [OE. blason, blasoun, shield, fr. F. blason
    coat of arms, OF. shield, from the root of AS. bl[ae]se
    blaze, i. e., luster, splendor, MHG. blas torch See {Blaze},
    1. A shield. [Obs.]
    2. An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat
       of arms; armorial bearings.
             Their blazon o'er his towers displayed. --Sir W.
    3. The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic
       bearings in the proper language or manner. --Peacham.
    4. Ostentatious display, either by words or other means;
       publication; show; description; record.
             Obtrude the blazon of their exploits upon the
             company.                              --Collier.
             Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and
             spirit, Do give thee fivefold blazon. --Shak.
  2. \Bla"zon\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blazoned}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Blazoning}.] [From blazon, n.; confused with 4th blaze:
    cf. F. blasonner.]
    1. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously;
       to publish or make public far and wide.
             Thyself thou blazon'st.               --Shak.
             There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow.
             To blazon his own worthless name.     --Cowper.
    2. To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
             She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form.
    3. (Her.) To describe in proper terms (the figures of
       heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings);
       to emblazon.
             The coat of, arms, which I am not herald enough to
             blazon into English.                  --Addison.
  3. \Bla"zon\, v. i.
    To shine; to be conspicuous. [R.]
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