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NOUN (1)

1. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.;
[syn: coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry]


VERB (1)

1. decorate with heraldic arms;
[syn: emblazon, blazon]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blazon \Bla"zon\, n. [OE. blason, blasoun, shield, fr. F. blason coat of arms, OF. shield, from the root of AS. bl[ae]se blaze, i. e., luster, splendor, MHG. blas torch See Blaze, n.] 1. A shield. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings. [1913 Webster] Their blazon o'er his towers displayed. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 3. The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner. --Peacham. [1913 Webster] 4. Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record. [1913 Webster] Obtrude the blazon of their exploits upon the company. --Collier. [1913 Webster] Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and spirit, Do give thee fivefold blazon. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blazon \Bla"zon\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blazoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Blazoning.] [From blazon, n.; confused with 4th blaze: cf. F. blasonner.] 1. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide. [1913 Webster] Thyself thou blazon'st. --Shak. [1913 Webster] There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster] To blazon his own worthless name. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To deck; to embellish; to adorn. [1913 Webster] She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form. --Garth. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon. [1913 Webster] The coat of, arms, which I am not herald enough to blazon into English. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blazon \Bla"zon\, v. i. To shine; to be conspicuous. [R.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

blazon n 1: the official symbols of a family, state, etc. [syn: coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry] v 1: decorate with heraldic arms [syn: emblazon, blazon]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

218 Moby Thesaurus words for "blazon": achievement, adorn, advertise, air, alerion, animal charge, announce, annulet, annunciate, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, array, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, bend, bend sinister, billet, blare, blare forth, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon about, blazon forth, blazonry, bordure, brandish, bravura, brilliancy, broad arrow, broadcast, bruit about, cadency mark, canton, celebrate, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, coat of arms, cockatrice, color, coronet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, cry, cry out, dandify, dangle, daring, dash, deck, deck out, declaim, decorate, demonstrate, demonstration, device, difference, differencing, display, dizen, doll up, dramatics, dress, dress up, eagle, eclat, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, etalage, exhibit, exhibition, exhibitionism, falcon, false front, fanfaronade, fess, fess point, field, fig out, figure, file, fix up, flair, flanch, flash, flaunt, flaunting, fleur-de-lis, flourish, fret, fur, furbish, fusil, garland, garnish, grace, griffin, gules, gussy up, gyron, hatchment, helmet, herald, herald abroad, heraldic device, histrionics, hold up, honor point, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, label, lion, lozenge, manifest, manifestation, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, metal, motto, mullet, nombril point, octofoil, or, ordinary, orle, ornament, pageant, pageantry, paint, pale, paly, parade, pean, pheon, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, proclaim, promulgate, publish, purpure, put forth, put forward, quarter, quartering, redecorate, redo, refurbish, rose, sable, saltire, scutcheon, set off, set out, sham, shield, shout, show, showing-off, smarten, smarten up, sound, spectacle, splash, splurge, sport, spread eagle, spruce up, staginess, subordinary, tenne, theatrics, thunder, thunder forth, tincture, titivate, torse, tressure, trick out, trick up, trim, trumpet, trumpet forth, unicorn, vair, vaunt, vert, wave, wreath, yale