volant

[ voh-luh nt ]
/ ˈvoʊ lənt /

adjective

engaged in or having the power of flight.
moving lightly; nimble.

noun

Also called volant piece. Armor. a reinforcing piece for the brow of a helmet.

QUIZZES

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ

Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"

Origin of volant

1500–10; < French, present participle of voler to fly < Latin volāre; see -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM volant

non·vo·lant, adjective

Words nearby volant

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for volant

British Dictionary definitions for volant

volant
/ (ˈvəʊlənt) /

adjective

(usually postpositive) heraldry in a flying position
rare flying or capable of flight
poetic moving lightly or agilely; nimble

Word Origin for volant

C16: from French: flying, from voler to fly, from Latin volāre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012