volant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvəʊlənt/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvoʊlənt/

Adjective[edit]

volant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Having extended wings as if flying.
  2. (heraldry) Represented as unsupported in the air.
  3. Flying, or able to fly.
    • 1657, Philemon Holland, The Philosophie, Commonly Called, the Morals, Written by the Learned Philosopher, Plutarch, page 525:
      Alexander the Great [] lanced himself in manner of a Star Volant in the Air, leaping out of the East into the West, []
  4. 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.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volant (masculine and feminine plural volants)

  1. flying

Noun[edit]

volant m (plural volants)

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

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

volant

  1. present participle of volar

Further reading[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French volant (steering wheel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volant m

  1. steering wheel

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • volant in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • volant in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

volant

  1. present participle of voler
    Voici un oiseau volant.
    Here's a flying bird.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

volant m (plural volants)

  1. steering wheel
  2. (technical) flywheel
  3. flounce
  4. (badminton) shuttlecock, birdie

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: volant
  • Danish: volant
  • German: Volant
  • Italian: volant
  • Vietnamese: vô-lăng

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French volant.

Noun[edit]

volant m (invariable)

  1. frill, flounce

Further reading[edit]

  • volant in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

volant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of volō

Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volant m

  1. steering wheel
    Synonym: sters

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volant m (genitive singular volanta, volantu, nominative plural volanty, genitive plural volantov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. steering wheel

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • volant in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk