heraldic

adjective
he·​ral·​dic | \ he-ˈral-dik How to pronounce heraldic (audio) , hə- \

Definition of heraldic

: of or relating to heralds or heraldry

Other Words from heraldic

heraldically \ he-​ˈral-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce heraldic (audio) , hə-​ \ adverb

Examples of heraldic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mine will not be operational for years, but already the hoist towers loom over Oak Flat, a heraldic image of woe. Joy Williams, The New Yorker, 4 July 2022 The county’s heraldic bearings are on the uniforms of sheriff's deputies and the fire marshal. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Mar. 2022 Across cultures and millennia, dating back to Mesopotamia, the eagle has been a dominant heraldic figure; Charlemagne had one, as did Napoleon, and Saladin’s eagle survives in the coats of arms of much of the Arab world. Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic, 15 Feb. 2022 And the center true love knot also known as Bowen's Knot, is a heraldic knot representing the connectivity of true love. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 Drawings of snow leopards, however, are ancient and appear all across the heraldic iconography of Central Asia, from the coat of arms of the Tatars to the official seal of the city of Samarqand. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021 Up close and at eye level, the work is reborn as these huge heraldic thunderous paintings, visually vehement and emotionally commanding. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 18 Mar. 2021 Wrapped around the base just above street level is a 386-foot frieze of colonial life by the South African heraldic sculptor Ivan Mitford-Barberton; at the time, it was said to be one of the world’s longest such carvings. Nancy Hass, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2020 The female reproductive system is this emblematic heraldic form. Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of heraldic

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heraldic

borrowed from French héraldique, from Medieval Latin heraldus "herald" (Latinization of Middle French hiraud, heraud, Old French hirauz, hiraut) + French -ique -ic entry 1, herald entry 1

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13 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Heraldic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heraldic. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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