transitive verb (emblazoned; emblazoning) Date: 1589 1. a. to inscribe or adorn with or as if with heraldic bearings or devices b. to inscribe (as heraldic bearings) on a surface 2. celebrate, extol <
have his…deeds emblazoned by a poet — Thomas Nash
emblazoner nounemblazonment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Emblazon — Em*bla zon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emblazoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emblazoning}.] [Pref. em + blazon. Cf. {Emblaze}.] 1. To depict or represent; said of heraldic bearings. See {Blazon}. [1913 Webster] 2. To deck in glaring colors; to set off… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emblazon — index embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • emblazon — inscribe conspicuously, also extol, 1590s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + BLAZON (Cf. blazon) …   Etymology dictionary

  • emblazon — [v] adorn add finishing touches, beautify, brighten, color, deck, decorate, do up*, embellish, fix up, gussy up*, jazz up*, ornament, paint, spruce up; concepts 162,177 …   New thesaurus

  • emblazon — ► VERB 1) (usu. be emblazoned) conspicuously display (a design) on something. 2) depict (a heraldic device) on something …   English terms dictionary

  • emblazon — [em blā′zən, imblā′zən] vt. [ EM (see EN 1) + BLAZON] 1. to decorate or adorn (with coats of arms, etc.) 2. to display brilliantly; decorate with bright colors 3. to spread the fame of; praise; celebrate emblazonment n …   English World dictionary

  • emblazon — emblazoner, n. /em blay zeuhn/, v.t. 1. to depict, as on an escutcheon in heraldry. 2. to decorate with brilliant colors. 3. to proclaim; celebrate or extol. [1585 95; EM 1 + BLAZON] * * * …   Universalium

  • emblazon — verb a) To adorn with prominent markings. The benefactors image is emblazoned on our memory. b) To inscribe upon …   Wiktionary

  • Emblazon — Her. The description of a coat of *arms. As a verb it means to display armorial bearings, also to decorate something, such as a shield, with arms. Cf. Blazon …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • emblazon — Synonyms and related words: adorn, adulate, advertise, air, apotheosize, apply paint, array, beautify, bedaub, bedeck, bedizen, begild, belaud, bepraise, besmear, blazon, blazon forth, bless, blow up, boast of, brag about, brandish, brush on… …   Moby Thesaurus

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