blazon

n.

  1. A shield.
  2. An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.
  3. The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.
  4. Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.

v. t.

  1. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.
  2. To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
  3. To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.

v. i.

  1. To shine; to be conspicuous.