from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Heraldry To describe (a coat of arms) in proper terms.
- transitive v. Heraldry To paint or depict (a coat of arms) with accurate detail.
- transitive v. To adorn or embellish with or as if with a coat of arms: "the stars and moons and suns blazoned on that sacred wall” ( G.K. Chesterton).
- transitive v. To proclaim widely.
- n. Heraldry A coat of arms.
- n. Heraldry The description or representation of a coat of arms.
- n. An ostentatious display.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.
- n. A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.
- n. : A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.
- v. To describe a coat of arms.
- v. To make widely or generally known, to proclaim.
- v. To display conspicuously or publicly.
- v. To shine; to be conspicuous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shield.
- n. An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.
- n. The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.
- n. Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.
- transitive v. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.
- transitive v. To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
- transitive v. To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.
- intransitive v. To shine; to be conspicuous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a shield with arms on it; armorial bearings; a coat of arms; a banner bearing arms.
- n. A description in technical language of armorial bearings.
- n. Interpretation; explanation.
- n. Publication; show; celebration; pompous display, either by words or by other means.
- To explain in proper heraldic terms (the arms or bearings on a shield).
- To depict (armorial bearings) according to the rules of heraldry.
- To inscribe with arms, or some ornament; adorn with blazonry.
- To deck; embellish; adorn as with blazonry.
- To display; exhibit conspicuously; make known; publish.
- To proclaim or publish boastingly; boast of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. decorate with heraldic arms
- n. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
Probably from Middle English blasoun, shield, from Old French blason.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French blason ("shield"). (Wiktionary)