guardant

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French guardant, present participle of guarder.

Adjective[edit]

guardant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry, of an animal) Positioned with the body viewed from the side, but with the head turned toward the viewer

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

guardant (plural guardants)

  1. (obsolete) A guardian.
    • 1592, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1
      But when my angry guardant stood alone, / Tendering my ruin and assail'd of none, / Dizzy-eyed fury and great rage of heart / Suddenly made him from my side to start / Into the clustering battle of the French.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for guardant in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

guardant

  1. present participle of guardar

Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

guardant (feminine singular guardante, masculine plural guardans, feminine plural guardantes)

  1. present participle of guarder
  2. (may be preceded by en, invariable) gerund of guarder

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

guardant

  1. present participle of guarder