gardant

[gahr-dnt]

adjective


Nearby words

  1. garcía y íñiguez,
  2. gard,
  3. garda,
  4. garda síochána,
  5. garda, lake,
  6. garde-manger,
  7. garden,
  8. garden apartment,
  9. garden center,
  10. garden centre

guardant

or gar·dant

[gahr-dnt]

adjective Heraldry.

(of an animal) depicted full-faced but with the body seen from the side: a lion guardant.

Origin of guardant

1565–75; < French gardant, present participle of garder. See guard, -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for gardant

gardant

adjective

a less common spelling of guardant

guardant

gardant

adjective

(usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown full face

Word Origin for guardant

C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard

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