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HERALDRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heraldry mean? 

HERALDRY (noun)
  The noun HERALDRY has 2 senses:

1. the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
2. emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

  Familiarity information: HERALDRY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HERALDRY (noun)


Sense 1heraldry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("heraldry" is a kind of...):

enquiry; inquiry; research (a search for knowledge)

Domain member category:

flighted (having feathers)

naiant; swimming (applied to a fish depicted horizontally)

salient (represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward))

passant (in walking position with right foreleg raised)

rampant; rearing (rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile)

statant (standing on four feet)

couchant (lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward)

dormant; sleeping (lying with head on paws as if sleeping)

assurgent (rising from the sea)

volant (with wings extended in a flying position)

sinister (on or starting from the wearer's left)

dexter (on or starting from the wearer's right)

full-face; gardant; guardant (looking forward)

arms; blazon; blazonry; coat of arms (the official symbols of a family, state, etc.)

crest ((heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet)

device (an emblematic design (especially in heraldry))

fess; fesse ((heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield)

fleur-de-lis; fleur-de-lys ((heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris)

ordinary ((heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields)

ramp (be rampant)

crested (bearing an heraldic device)

inflamed (adorned with tongues of flame)

regardant (looking backward)

armorial (of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms)


Sense 2heraldry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("heraldry" is a kind of...):

emblem (special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.)

Domain member category:

annulet; roundel ((heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heraldry"):

armorial bearing; bearing; charge; heraldic bearing (heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield)

arms; blazon; blazonry; coat of arms (the official symbols of a family, state, etc.)


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