A U.S. passport emblazoned with a coat of arms.
When you print a team name in huge letters on a shirt, this is an example of when you emblazon the team name on the shirt.
- to decorate or adorn (with coats of arms, etc.)
- to display brilliantly; decorate with bright colors
- to spread the fame of; praise; celebrate
Origin of emblazonem- (see en-) + blazon
transitive verbem·bla·zoned, em·bla·zon·ing, em·bla·zons
- a. To adorn (a surface) with a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol: emblazon a doorway with a coat of arms.b. To inscribe (a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol) on a surface: emblazon a cross on a banner.
- To make resplendent with brilliant colors.
- To make illustrious; celebrate: emblazoning a heroine's deeds in song.
(third-person singular simple present emblazons, present participle emblazoning, simple past and past participle emblazoned)
From en- + blazon, from Old French blason (“shield”).