from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To adorn (a surface) richly with prominent markings: emblazon a doorway with a coat of arms.
  • transitive v. To inscribe (a prominent marking) on a surface: emblazon a cross on a banner.
  • transitive v. To make resplendent with brilliant colors.
  • transitive v. To make illustrious; celebrate: emblazoning a heroine's deeds in song.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The 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.

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

  • v. decorate with colors
  • v. decorate with heraldic arms


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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



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