Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To adorn (a surface) with a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol.
  • transitive verb To inscribe (a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol) on a surface.
  • transitive verb To make resplendent with brilliant colors.
  • transitive verb To make illustrious; celebrate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To depict or represent; -- said of heraldic bearings. See blazon.
  • transitive verb To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To adorn with prominent markings.
  • verb transitive To inscribe upon.
  • verb transitive (heraldry) To draw (a coat of arms).
  • verb transitive To celebrate or extol as with deeds or merit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb decorate with colors
  • verb decorate with heraldic arms

Etymologies

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From en- + blazon, from Old French blason "shield".

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