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. (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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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

Verb[edit]

volant

  1. present participle of volar

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French volant (steering wheel).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvolant/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

volant m

  1. steering wheel

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: volant
  • Danish: volant
  • German: Volant
  • Italian: volant

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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