volant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French volant, present participle of voler (to fly), from Latin volāre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Having extended wings as if flying.
  2. Flying, or able to fly.
  3. Moving quickly or lightly, as though flying; nimble.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 209:
      he turned to catch through the trees a flitting glimpse of her light dress, her volant attitude, as she sped silently and secretly back to the waiting group on the porch.

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volant m (feminine volanta, masculine plural volants, feminine plural volantes)

  1. flying

Noun[edit]

volant m (plural volants)

  1. steering wheel
  2. (badminton) shuttlecock
  3. badminton
  4. tassel

Verb[edit]

volant

  1. Present participle of volar.

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volant m

  1. steering wheel

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present participle of voler.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volant m (feminine volante, masculine plural volants, feminine plural volantes)

  1. flying
    Voici un oiseau volant.
    Here's a flying bird.
  2. (literary) fleeting

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Noun[edit]

volant m (plural volants)

  1. steering wheel
  2. (technical) flywheel
  3. flounce
  4. (sports) shuttlecock; badminton

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French

Noun[edit]

volant m (invariable)

  1. frill, flounce

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

volant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of volō