Blazon vs Emblaze - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between blazon and emblaze

is that blazon is to describe a coat of arms while emblaze is to adorn with glittering embellishments; cause to glitter or shine.

As verbs the difference between blazon and emblaze

is that blazon is to describe a coat of arms while emblaze is to kindle; set ablaze.

As a noun blazon

is (heraldry) a verbal or written description of a coat of arms.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

blazon

English

(wikipedia blazon)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (heraldry) A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.
  • * 1894 , James Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry :
  • ...it should never be forgotten that the best blazon is that which is the most perspicuous
  • (heraldry) A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.
  • * 1997 , Gerard J. Brault, Early Blazon :
  • We must banish, therefore, the persistent but wholly erroneous notion that the heralds invented'' many of the terms used in blazon and borrowed the rest from the ''everyday lexicon of terms...
  • (heraldry) A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Their blazon o'er his towers displayed.
  • Ostentatious display, verbal or otherwise; publication; description; record.
  • * Collier
  • Obtrude the blazon of their exploits upon the company.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and spirit, / Do give thee fivefold blazon .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To describe a coat of arms.
  • * Addison
  • the coat of arms, which I am not herald enough to blazon into English
  • * 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry
  • After Blazoning the Shield, you proceed to the exterior ornaments viz.: The Helmet, Lambrequin, Crest, Supporters, Badge, and Motto
  • To make widely or generally known, to proclaim.
  • * Shakespeare, , Act VI-III:
  • O thou goddess/ thou divine Nature, how thyself thou blazon'st / in these two princely boys.
  • * Trumbull
  • There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow.
  • * Cowper
  • to blazon his own worthless name
  • To display conspicuously or publicly.
  • To shine; to be conspicuous.
  • To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
  • * Garth
  • She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form.

    emblaze

    English

    Verb

    (emblaz)
  • To kindle; set ablaze.
  • To adorn with glittering embellishments; cause to glitter or shine.
  • (poetic) To illuminate; to etch or display in a bright, fiery way; blazon.
  • * 1915 , Robert Tuttle Morris, Doctors Versus Folks
  • When a window screen is emblazed with a pretty design, one cannot look into the room beyond because of arrest of vision by the figure upon the screen.
  • * 1997 , Delerium (band), Euphoria (Firefly) (song)
  • This feeling emblazed inside. / Every nerve like a firefly.