American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To adorn (a surface) richly with prominent markings: emblazon a doorway with a coat of arms.
- v. To inscribe (a prominent marking) on a surface: emblazon a cross on a banner.
- v. To make resplendent with brilliant colors.
- v. To make illustrious; celebrate: emblazoning a heroine's deeds in song.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To adorn with figures of heraldry or ensigns armorial: as, a shield emblazoned with armorial bearings.
- To depict or represent, as an armorial ensign on a shield.
- To set off with ornaments; decorate; illuminate.
- To celebrate in laudatory terms; sing the praises of.
- To blaze forth; shine out.
- v. transitive To adorn with prominent markings.
- v. transitive To inscribe upon.
- v. transitive (heraldry) To draw (a coat of arms).
- v. transitive To celebrate or extol as with deeds or merit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To depict or represent; -- said of heraldic bearings. See blazon.
- v. To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.
- v. decorate with colors
- v. decorate with heraldic arms
- From en- + blazon, from Old French blason "shield". (Wiktionary)
“While Falsehood, shrined above th 'emblazon'd palls,”
“And all th 'emblazon'd llreamers wav'd in gold Such fhone the vifion; nor forbore to move The fond contagious airs of lawlefs love.”
“He was the first to broker major sponsorship deals with the beer brands and mobile phone networks that emblazon festivals today, making Hop Farm, which makes a virtue of its "no sponsorship, no branding" stance a surprise.”
“Its initials emblazon job sites from Amazon highways to downtown Rio.”
“The Seattle Seahawks recently became the first NFL team to emblazon a company logo -- other than one from ...”
“You can insulate yourself mid-sea by singing a familiar tune; you can emblazon "tomorrow" on your forearm to steel yourself for the struggle; but you must obey just one instruction: follow the boat.”
“My numbed love life with its two mad needles embroidering their rose, piercing and tugging at their tapestry, their bloody tattoo somewhere behind my navel treading that morass of emblazon.”
“Medieval mothers gently urged: Don't emblazon things on your crest while drunk!”
“The notion that the government can require those who manufacture a lawful product to emblazon half of its package with pictures and words admittedly drafted to persuade the public not to purchase that product cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny," Lorillard attorney Floyd Abrams said.”
“He would eventually emblazon his right shoulder with a hand-size tattoo of his regiment, the Fighting Sixty-Ninth, a garish crest dating from the Civil War with Irish wolfhounds, red shamrock and the motto: "Gentle When Stroked, Fierce When Provoked.”
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