• WordNet 3.6
    • adj volant with wings extended in a flying position
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Volant Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid. "His volant touch."
    • Volant Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current. "English silver now was current, and our gold volant in the pope's court."
    • Volant (Her) Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle volant .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • volant Passing through the air; flying.
    • volant Able to fly; capable of flight; volitant: correlated with reptant, natant, gradient, etc.
    • volant Freely passing from place to place; current.
    • volant Light and quick; nimble; rapid; active.
    • volant In heraldry: Represented as flying: noting a bird.
    • volant Represented as if in the air, not supported by anything, or creeping: noting insects or other fly ing creatures: as, a hive surrounded by bees volant
    • n volant A shuttlecock; hence, one who fluctuates between two parties; a trimmer.
    • n volant A flounce, whether of a woman's skirt, or of a cover or curtain, or the like, especially when rich and decorative: as, a volant of point lace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Volant vō′lant flying: nimble:
    • adj Volant vō′lant (her.) represented as flying, or as in the air unsupported, or creeping
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. volans, -antis, p. pr. of volare, to fly: cf. F. volant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. volans, antis, pr.p. of volāre, to fly.


In literature:

We consider the volante our proudest exhibit.
"Soldiers of Fortune" by Richard Harding Davis
He was living at that time in the rue du Coeur-Volant.
"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
I was descending one day the declivity of the Coeur-Volant, between Saint Germain and Marly.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Coeur-Volant spoke eloquently of the pleasures to be enjoyed in this delightful season of the villeggiatura.
"The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
Away lumbered the volante, and away we pranced after it.
"Tom Cringle's Log" by Michael Scott
It is only a mile away, and an old comfortable inn, called the Le Dragon Volant.
"The Room in the Dragon Volant" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
Volant: flying or capable of flight.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Juan Volante was so importunate that he had to be heard in Council, but neither party yielded.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The third faction was what went under the name of the Squadrone Volante.
"The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746)" by James Pringle Thomson
At seven o'clock last evening two volantes were in readiness at the door of the Montfort mansion.
"Rita" by Laura E. Richards
The appeal was comprehensible, and the charioteer, assiduously obliging, fell to posture of checking none too volant steeds.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
The volante, that one vehicle of Cuba, has been several times referred to in the foregoing pages.
"History of Cuba; or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics" by Maturin M. Ballou
After breakfast, I take a volante and ride into the town, to deliver my letters.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana
Ladies do not go into the shops to make purchases, but all goods are brought out to them as they sit in their volantes.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
Epreuves Volantes 60 96.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
Here the family Victoria or old-fashioned Volante is usually stowed away.
"Cuba Past and Present" by Richard Davey
It is only a mile away, and an old comfortable inn, called Le Dragon Volant.
"In a Glass Darkly, v. 2/3" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Indeed, many kinds of volant animals are endemic to the Solomons.
"Systematics of Megachiropteran Bats in the Solomon Islands" by Carleton J. Phillips
Where scarce Fame's volant self the way had cast.
"Exultations" by Ezra Pound
Dynamo wheel Volant de dynamo.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas

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About 670 LEV II, Volant and Rise residential elevators have been recalled.
This is the seventh time since 1993 that The Volante has received the honor from the Associated College Press.
Bonny Doon Winery's new Cafe Le Cigare Volant delights and amazes.
A Tale of Two Cities at Disco Volante .
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2012 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Volante .
2012 Aston Martin DBS Volante Carbon Edition.
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2012 Aston Martin DBS Volante .
2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Sport Edition.
2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante .
2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante Photo Gallery.
2009 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Photo Gallery.
As workout equipment goes, the Aston Martin DB9 Volante is admittedly a bit pricey.
Le Cigare Volant, Santa Cruz.