- (past of, abase)
- Lowered; humbled.
- (heraldry) Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield.
- The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the of a nuisance is the suppression thereof.
- The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
- (heraldry) A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon; any figure added to the coat of arms tending to lower the dignity or station of the bearer.
- The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
- Simple past and past participle of to accost.
- (heraldry) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side
- The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the of his/her object.
- A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.
- The exploits of the ancient saints ... do far surpass the most famous achievements of pagan heroes. - Barrow
- The highest achievements of the human intellect. - Macaulay
- (context, heraldry) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. - Cussans
- An area of London.
- (archaic) A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail.
- 1786: The aketon, gambeson, vambasium, and jack were military vestments, calculated for the defence of the body, differing little from each other, except in their names, their materials and construction were nearly the same, the authorities quoted in the notes, shew they were all composed of many folds of linen, stuffed with cotton, wool or hair, quilted, and commonly covered with leather, made of buck or doe skin. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 15.
- A small ring.
- (architecture) A ring-shaped molding at the top of a column
- (heraldry) A small circle borne as a charge in coats of arms.
- (past of, arch) (to curve)
- To have made curved.
- He arched his back into a half-moon curve trying to get the stiffness out.
- His back ached from the constant strain.
- the metal silver.
- (tincture): the white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.
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- 1909: The metals are gold and silver, these being termed "or" and "". — Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide to Heraldry
- of silver or silver-coloured.
- (tincture): of white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.
- 1889: ...when the shield is , it is shown in an engraving by being left plain. — Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry
- accelerated reply mail: a service of the United States Postal Service
- adjustable rate mortgage
- The rotating part of an electric motor or dynamo, which mostly consists of coils of wire around a metal core.
- The moving part in an electromechanical device like a loudspeaker or a buzzer.
- A piece of soft steel or iron that connects the poles of a magnet
- A supporting framework in a sculpture.
- A protective organ, structure, or covering of an animal or plant, for defense or offense, like claws, teeth, thorns, or the shell of a turtle.
- A knight entitled to bear a coat of arms.
- A squire carrying the armour of a knight.
- entitled to bear a coat of arms
- a book etc concerning heraldry
- of, or relating to heraldry, or to heraldic arms
- (heraldry) A person skilled in the bearings of coats of arms, and all relating to their emblazonment.
- heraldry, Heraldry
- A place where arms are kept, an arsenal.
- A collection of weapons and materiel.
- A place where arms are made.
- (heraldry) animal, Animals placed face to face in a charge.
- (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.
- To increase, make larger or supplement.
- The money from renting out a spare room can a salary.
- (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
- (music) To increase an interval by a half step (chromatic semitone).
- (music) To increase the largest interval in a triad, especially a fifth or a sixth, by a half-step (chromatic semitone).
- The act or process of augmenting.
- (heraldry) A particular mark of honour, granted by the sovereign in consideration of some noble action, or by favour; and either quartered with the family arms, or on an escutcheon or canton.
- (medicine) A surgical procedure to enlarge a body part, as breast augmentation.
- (medicine) The stage of a disease during which symptoms increase or continue.
- (Mail armour): the flap or adjustable part of the hood of mail, which when unfastened allowed the hood to drop upon the shoulders.
- (Solid armour): The movable front to a helmet; the ventail.
- (tincture) A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.
verb (azur, ing)
- 1997, Brault, Early Blazon:
- : In Bb Glover's Roll, the conventional letter B is used to indicate in most items.
- The clear blue colour of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this colour.
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- (italbrac, poetical) The unclouded sky; the blue vault above.
- The lapis lazuli.
- (transitive) To colour blue.
- (colour) Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue colour of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless.
- (tincture) In blazon, of the colour blue.