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blazon

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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bla=zon

CIDE DICTIONARY

blazonn. [OE. blason, blasoun, shield, fr. F. blason coat of arms, OF. shield, from the root of AS. blæse blaze, i. e., luster, splendor, MHG. blas torch See Blaze, n.].
  •  A shield.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.  Peacham.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.  [1913 Webster]
    "Obtrude the blazon of their exploits upon the company."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and spirit,
    Do give thee fivefold blazon.
    "  [1913 Webster]
blazonv. t. [From blazon, n.; confused with 4th blaze: cf. F. blasonner.].
  •  To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thyself thou blazon'st."  [1913 Webster]
    "There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow."  [1913 Webster]
    "To blazon his own worthless name."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deck; to embellish; to adorn.  [1913 Webster]
    "She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
blazonv. i. 
     To shine; to be conspicuous.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

blazon, v. & n.
--v.tr.
1 proclaim (esp. blazon abroad).
2 Heraldry a describe or paint (arms). b inscribe or paint (an object) with arms, names, etc.
--n.
1 Heraldry a a shield, coat of arms, bearings, or a banner. b a correct description of these.
2 a record or description, esp. of virtues, etc.

Derivative
blazoner n. blazonment n.
Etymology
ME f. OF blason shield, of unkn. orig.; verb also f. BLAZE(3)

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

blazon

Repute

VB be conscious of glory, be proud of, exult, be vain of, be distinguished, shine, shine forth, figure, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, rival, surpass, outshine, outrival, outvie, outjump, emulate, eclipse, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, overshadow, live, flourish, glitter, flaunt, gain honor, acquire honor, play first fiddle, bear the palm, bear the bell, lead the way, take precedence, take the wall of, gain laurels, win laurels, gain spurs, gain golden opinions, take one's degree, pass one's examination, make a noise, make some noise, make a noise in the world, leave one's mark, exalt one's horn, blow one's horn, star it, have a run, be run after, come into vogue, come to the front, raise one's head, enthrone, signalize, immortalize, deify, exalt to the skies, hand one's name down to posterity, consecrate, dedicate to, devote to, enshrine, inscribe, blazon, lionize, blow the trumpet, crown with laurel, confer honor on, reflect honor on, shed a luster on, redound, to one's honor, ennoble, give honor to, do honor to, pay honor to, render honor to, honor, accredit, pay regard to, dignify, glorify, sing praises to, lock up to, exalt, aggrandize, elevate, nobilitate.

Publication

VB publish, make public, make known, speak of, talk of, broach, utter, put forward, circulate, propagate, promulgate, spread, spread abroad, rumor, diffuse, disseminate, evulugate, put forth, give forth, send forth, emit, edit, get out, issue, bring before the public, lay before the public, drag before the public, give out, give to the world, put about, bandy about, hawk about, buzz about, whisper about, bruit about, blaze about, drag into the open day, voice, proclaim, herald, blazon, blaze abroad, noise abroad, sound a trumpet, trumpet forth, thunder forth, give tongue, announce with beat of drum, announce with flourish of trumpets, proclaim from the housetops, proclaim at Charing Cross, advertise, placard, post, post up afficher, publish in the Gazette, send round the crier, raise a cry, raise a hue and cry, raise a report, set news afloat, be published, be public, become public, come out, go about, fly about, buzz about, blow about, get about, get abroad, get afloat, get wind, find vent, see the light, go forth, take air, acquire currency, pass current, go the rounds, go the round of the newspapers, go through the length and breadth of the land, virum volitare per ora, pass from mouth to mouth, spread, run like wildfire, spread like wildfire.


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