volant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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.
  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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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volant (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]

Etymology[edit]

From French volant (steering wheel).

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Noun[edit]

volant m

  1. steering wheel

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Further reading[edit]

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

French[edit]

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Participle[edit]

volant

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

Noun[edit]

volant m (plural volants)

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

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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