Volant definition

vōlənt
Moving quickly or nimbly; agile.
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Flying or capable of flying.

Volant mammals.

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(heraldry) Depicted with the wings extended as in flying.
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Flying or capable of flying.
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Nimble; agile; quick.
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(heraldry) Represented as flying.

A crane volant.

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(heraldry) Having extended wings as if flying.
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Flying, or able to fly.
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Moving quickly or lightly, as though flying; nimble.
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Flying or capable of flying.

Volant mammals.

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Origin of volant

  • Latin volāns volant- present participle of volāre to fly Sense 3, from French from Old French present participle of voler to fly from Latin volāre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary