statant
adjective Etymology: Latin status, past participle + English -ant Date: circa 1500 standing in profile with all feet on the ground — used of a heraldic animal

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  • Statant — Sta tant ( tant), a. [L. stare to stand.] (Her.) In a standing position; as, a lion statant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • statant — /stayt nt/, adj. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented as standing with all feet on the ground: a bear statant. [1490 1500; < L stat(us) (ptp. of stare to STAND) + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • statant — adjective standing on all four paws …   Wiktionary

  • Statant — Her. This term is used to describe an animal shown standing still …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • statant — [ steɪtənt] adjective Heraldry (of an animal) standing with all four paws on the ground. Origin C15: formed irregularly from L. stat fixed, stationary (from stare to stand ) + ant …   English new terms dictionary

  • statant — sta·tant …   English syllables

  • statant — sta•tant [[t]ˈsteɪt nt[/t]] adj. her (of a heraldic animal) standing in profile with the feet on the ground • Etymology: 1490–1500; < L stat(us)+ ant …   From formal English to slang

  • statant —   a. in profile with all four feet on the ground …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • statant — adjective standing on four feet • Similar to: ↑erect, ↑vertical, ↑upright • Topics: ↑heraldry …   Useful english dictionary

  • counter-statant — counter statant, state, statement, statute see counter …   Useful english dictionary

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