Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, standing still with all four feet on the ground.

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

  • adjective (Her.) In a standing position.

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  • adjective heraldry, of an animal standing on all four paws

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  • adjective standing on four feet

Etymologies

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Latin stare to stand.

Examples

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  • In heraldry, said of an animal, esp. a lion: Standing in profile with all four feet on the ground.

    February 5, 2007