guardant

or gar·dant

[gahr-dnt]
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adjective Heraldry.

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

Nearby words

  1. guard of honor,
  2. guard pin,
  3. guard ring,
  4. guard's van,
  5. guardafui,
  6. guarded,
  7. guardedly,
  8. guardee,
  9. guardhouse,
  10. guardhouse lawyer

Origin of guardant

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

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Examples from the Web for guardant

  • A waiter in full bloom appeared at the end of the passage, guardant.



British Dictionary definitions for 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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