- 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.
- an escutcheon; coat of arms.
- the heraldic description of armorial bearings.
- conspicuous display.
Origin of blazon
Examples from the Web for blazoned
But they appeared in a newsletter that blazoned his name across every issue, so it scarcely matters who wrote them.Ron Paul: Batty Old Reactionary for President
December 14, 2011
In this she had blazoned forth her courage with almost a false conviction.Kept in the Dark
His name was blazoned for eternity on the roster of the Russian Great.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
The physician should have blazoned before him, If you can do no good, do no harm.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
Martha M. Allen
Blazoned in her piety, when feeding her young with her own blood.
Also blazoned as a sagittary, and supposed to have been a badge of King Stephen.
- (often foll by abroad) to proclaim loudly and publicly
- heraldry to describe (heraldic arms) in proper terms
- to draw and colour (heraldic arms) conventionally
- heraldry a conventional description or depiction of heraldic arms
- any description or recording, esp of good qualities
Word Origin and History for blazoned
"coat of arms," late 13c., from Old French blason (12c.) "a shield, blazon," also "collar bone;" common Romanic (cf. Spanish blason, Italian blasone, Portuguese brasao, Provençal blezo, the first two said to be French loan-words); of uncertain origin. OED doubts, on grounds of sense, the connection proposed by 19c. French etymologists to Germanic words related to English blaze (n.1).