Blazon

Definition of Blazon

Bla´zon
n.1.A shield.
2.An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.
Their blazon o'er his towers displayed.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.
4.Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.
Obtrude the blazon of their exploits upon the company.
- Collier.
Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and spirit,
Do give thee fivefold blazon.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.
[imp. & p. p. Blazoned ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blazoning ( ).]
There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow.
- Trumbull.
To blazon his own worthless name.
- Cowper.
2.To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form.
- Garth.
3.(Her.) To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.
The coat of , arms, which I am not herald enough to blazon into English.
- Addison.
v. i.1.To shine; to be conspicuous.

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