guardant

or gar·dant

[ gahr-dnt ]
/ ˈgɑr dnt /

adjective Heraldry.

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

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Origin of guardant

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

/ (ˈɡɑːdənt) /

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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