gardant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gardant looking forward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gardant (Her) Turning the head towards the spectator, but not the body; -- said of a lion or other beast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gardant In heraldry, looking out from the field toward the observer: said of an animal passant, rampant, couchant, etc., used as a bearing: as, a lion passant gardant, or rampant gardant. A lion passant gardant is often called a leopard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gardant gärd′ant (her.) said of an animal represented as full-faced and looking forward.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Guardant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., pr.p. of garder, to look.

Usage

In literature:

Queen Elizabeth had used as supporters, dexter, a lion rampant gardant, crowned; and sinister, a dragon rampant, both or.
"Notes & Queries, No. 44, Saturday, August 31, 1850" by Various
G. 3 lyons passant gardant, or .
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
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