blazon

[ bley-zuh n ]
/ ˈbleɪ zən /

verb (used with object)

to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim: The pickets blazoned their grievances on placards.
to adorn or embellish, especially brilliantly or showily.
to describe in heraldic terminology.
to depict (heraldic arms or the like) in proper form and color.

noun


Nearby words

  1. blazer,
  2. blazes,
  3. blazing,
  4. blazing star,
  5. blazingly,
  6. blazonry,
  7. bldg,
  8. bldg.,
  9. bldg.e.,
  10. bldr.

Origin of blazon

1275–1325; Middle English blaso(u)n < Anglo-French, Old French blason buckler, of obscure origin

Related formsbla·zon·er, nounbla·zon·ment, nounun·bla·zoned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for blazon

blazon

/ (ˈbleɪzən) /

verb (tr)

(often foll by abroad) to proclaim loudly and publicly
heraldry to describe (heraldic arms) in proper terms
to draw and colour (heraldic arms) conventionally

noun

heraldry a conventional description or depiction of heraldic arms
any description or recording, esp of good qualities
Derived Formsblazoner, noun

Word Origin for blazon

C13: from Old French blason coat of arms

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