1. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.
Thyself thou blazon'st.
There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow.
To blazon his own worthless name.
2. To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form.
3. (Her.) To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to
The coat of , arms, which I am not herald enough to blazon into English.
(Bla"zon), v. i. To shine; to be conspicuous. [R.]
(Bla"zon*er) n. One who gives publicity, proclaims, or blazons; esp., one who blazons coats of
arms; a herald. Burke.
(Bla"zon*ment) n. The act of blazoning; blazoning; emblazonment.
1. Same as Blazon, 3.
The principles of blazonry.
2. A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings.
The blazonry of Argyle.
3. Artistic representation or display.
(Blea) n. The part of a tree which lies immediately under the bark; the alburnum or sapwood.
(Blea"ber*ry) n. (Bot.) See Blaeberry.
(Bleach) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bleached ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bleaching.] [OE. blakien, blechen, v.
t. & v. i., AS. blacian, blcan, to grow pale; akin to Icel. bleikja, Sw. bleka, Dan. blege, D. bleeken,
G. bleichen, AS. blac pale. See Bleak, a.] To make white, or whiter; to remove the color, or stains,
from; to blanch; to whiten.
The destruction of the coloring matters attached to the bodies to be bleached is effected either by the
action of the air and light, of chlorine, or of sulphurous acid.
Immortal liberty, whose look sublime
Hath bleached the tyrant's cheek in every varying clime.
(Bleach), v. i. To grow white or lose color; to whiten.
(Bleached) a. Whitened; make white.
Let their bleached bones, and blood's unbleaching stain,
Long mark the battlefield with hideous awe.
(Bleach"er) n. One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten, by bleaching.