Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a diminution; a mark of dishonour added to arms.
|a less common word for HATCHMENT.
|a thing added or appended; a heraldic ornament.
|turned back to back. N.B. there is no verb ADDORSE*.
|face to face, or front to front; facing.
|an eagle displayed without feet or beak.
|an armour-bearer; a person entitled to bear heraldic arms.
|relating to an ARMIGER.
|= ARMIGER, a person entitled to bear arms > ARMIGEROS.
|entitled to bear heraldic arms.
|heraldic; (noun) a book of coats of arms.
|one skilled in coat armor or heraldry.
|depicted as rising from the sea.
|of a cross, having four arms shaped like filberts at the end.
|banderol banderole bandrol bannerall bannerol
|a small banner or streamer.
|a narrow heraldic bar, one quarter the width of a bar.
|a diagonal line narrower than a BENDLET.
|divided into an even number of bends, coloured alternately.
|a narrow bend, esp. one half the width of the bend.
|a small yellow circle like a gold coin.
|double-bodied, as the head of a lion to which two bodies are attached.
|a variation of a coat of arms showing the relation of a younger to the main line.
|heraldic arms painted on knight's shield or surcoat; (verb) to read such arms.
|a person who blazons arms, a herald.
|(noun) the act of reading a coat of arms.
|heraldic devices or armorial bearings.
|a border surrounding a heraldic shield.
|botone botonee botonnee bottony
|having knobs or buttons at the extremity.
|full face with no neck showing.
|rearing up. (The e has an accent).
|the status of a younger branch of a family.
|(on a shield) a type of ORDINARY, a square occupying generally the dexter, sometimes the sinister, chief of the field.
|placed amongst charges occupying the corners of a shield.
|an oval shield used for women or ecclesiastics.
|a design, device or image depicted on heraldic arms e.g. a charge of three lions.
|the representation, usu on a shield, of two rafters of a house meeting at the top.
|adorned with chevrons.
|voided or hollowed, showing only a narrow border.
|consisting of a row of squares of alternate tinctures.
|face to face. The e has an accent.
|an ordinary, one quarter of a bend in breadth; (verb) to border with cotises.
|bordered with COTTISES, heraldic ordinaries, one quarter of a bend in breadth.
|in heraldry, an animal lying on its belly with head lifted.
|not erect; inclined; -- said of anything that is usually erect, as an escutcheon.
|(of the head or limb of an animal) cut off evenly.
|in a running position; (noun) an old dance with a gliding step.
|not entitled to bear arms.
|a small cross.
|of a shield or charge: strewn with crosslets rather than crosses.
|a zigzag line across a shield.
|having a DANCETTE, a zigzag line across a shield.
|the ancient battle standard of Denmark, bearing figures of cross and crown.
|to cross and partially hide (a charge, esp. an animal) with an ordinary which extends over the field.
|having the tail hanging down.
|waning, with horns towards sinister.
|(on) the right-hand side.
|on the right-hand side e.g. of a shield.
|to divide (a heraldic shield) into halves.
|division into two halves, as of a heraldic shield.
|like a dragon in the rear part (the e is accented).
|a black colour in heraldry; also, a name for deadly nightshade.
|an eight-leaved flower.
|to describe, portray, or colour (arms) according to the conventions of heraldry; to portray heraldic arms on (a shield, one's notepaper, etc.).
|the act or art of an emblazoner; heraldic or ornamental decoration, as pictures or figures on shields, standards, etc.; emblazonment.
|thrust through like a sword. N.B. there is no verb ENFILE*.
|of bends, crosses etc. with ends in the mouths of animals. N.B. there is no verb ENGOULE.
|to border with little semicircular indents.
|the act of ennobling, esp. as involving the granting of a coat-of-arms.
|to mark with a badge or sign placed above.
|one fo the heraldic furs, a pattern of sable on argent.
|to indent like a scallop shell.
|the shield bearing a coat-of-arms.
|a six-pointed star whose rays are wavy, instead of straight like those of a MULLET.
|a band over the middle of an escutcheon; (verb) (Scots) to fetch.
|a horizontal band over the middle of an escutcheon.
|in the manner of a FESS, a band over the middle of an escutcheon.
|a shackle for a horse, as a design on a shield.
|a form of cross like a swastika.
|to border with a narrow band or edge.
|fitche fitchee fitchy
|of a cross, having a pointed shaft.
|a kind of subordinary, formed by a curved line at the side of a shield, always used in pairs; (verb) to spread out; slope outwards towards the top.
|having fleur-de-lis. No comparative. Also FLORY.
|having fleur-de-lis > FLORIER, FLORIEST. Also FLEURY.
|represented as flying or streaming in the air; as, a banner flotant.
|a heraldic cross having the arms narrow at the centre and expanding towards the ends >FORMEES.
|a cross having the end of each arm forked >FOURCHEES.
|bearing fruit; -- said of a tree or plant so represented upon an ESCUTCHEON.
|a beast's whole leg.
|a (heraldic) sheaf of wheat.
|having the face turned towards the viewer; (noun) a protector.
|a pair of bars placed close together.
|one of a set of lines, usually six or eight, drawn from the edge of the ESCUTCHEON to meet at right angles in the fesse-point.
|of or like a GIRON.
|of a field, divided in a triangle pattern.
|a pattern of heraldic line, the same as COMPONY.
|a purple ROUNDEL.
|a banner, often with tails or streamers, hung from a crossbar; a small flag or pennant immediately below the head of a knight's lance.
|the colour red.
|of colour GULES (heraldic red). No comp!
|a red ROUNDEL.
|a diamond-shaped escutcheon bearing a deceased person's arms.
|with head up, as rising to the surface to breathe.
|a rank of heraldic officer, below king-at-arms.
|relating to heraldry.
|in the manner of a herald.
|a student of heraldry.
|the occupation or study concerned with the classification of armorial bearings, the allocation of rights to bear arms, the tracing of genealogies, etc.
|the office of herald.
|in heraldry, a hedgehog. Also a freely revolving beam fitted with spikes, erected for defence.
|gaping. [L. hiare, to yawn].
|to juxtapose two coats of arms on a single vertically divided shield.
|the act of juxtaposing two coats of arms on a single vertically divided shield.
|of a field, that cannot be divided up.
|impresa imprese impresse
|a device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like
|waxing, with horns towards dexter.
|a small shield borne in the centre of another shield.
|interlaced. N.B. there is no verb INTERFRET.
|having or consisting of a borderline of small convex curves, like reverse ENGRAILED.
|arched, concave. N.B. there is no verb INVEX.
|issuing or coming up; -- a term used to express a charge or bearing rising or coming out of another.
|shooting from the earth.
|the chrysanthemum badge of the Japanese imperial family.
|one of the two imperial crests of Japan, bearing three leaves and three flowers of paulownia.
|a veil over a helmet.
|of a heraldic beast, with tongue in a different colour.
|lioncel lioncelle lionel
|a small lion used as bearing.
|a fleur-de-lis > LIS or LISSES.
|the drapery of a coat-of-arms.
|a diamond-shaped plate or scale.
|covered with MASCLES.
|covered with MASCLES.
|like the rind of a millstone, applying to the ends of the arms of a cross; (noun) a moline cross.
|a Japanese family badge or crest. (MONS is valid but as a word in its own right: a protuberance of the body.).
|(of a lion) without teeth or claws; (noun) the blunt head of a jousting lance.
|a five-pointed star, the cadency mark of a son.
|of a charge, esp. an animal: issuing from the middle of a fess or other ordinary.
|composed of successive short curves supposed to resemble a cloud; -- said of a heraldic line by which an ordinary or subordinary may be bounded.
|the point on an escutcheon between the fess point and the base point. [Fr. nombril, navel].
|having a convex curvature near the middle. No comp!
|a composite beast, part lion, part dragon, with features of other animals.
|the heraldic tincture gold: pl. ORS.
|any of several conventional figures, such as the bend, cross or fess, commonly charged upon shields.
|an inspiring standard or symbol; the orange-red flag of the Abbey of St. Denis, used as a standard by the early kings of France.
|a border within a shield at a short distance from the edge, aka voided escutcheon.
|wavy >OUNDIER, OUNDIESTTD>
|in the manner of a pale or pales; by perpendicular lines or divisions; as, to divide an escutcheon palewise.
|divided by vertical lines.
|a term of heraldry, applied to animals represented on the shield as passing by at a trot.
|a form of cross.
|of a cross: having limbs which are nearly triangular, being very narrow where they meet and widening out towards the extremities. PATTE is also a noun: a narrow band keeping a belt or sash in its place.
|having expanded crossed arms. No comp!
|1. (Her.) a fur resembling ermine but having gold markings on a black field. 2. (verb) to beat thin with a hammer, in which sense also PEEN, PENE.
|pencel pensel pensil
|a small pennon.
|a long flag coming to a point or swallowtail, especially attached as banner to head of lance; pennant.
|pennoncel pennoncelle penoncel penoncelle
|a small flag like a PENNON.
|bent round and striking the side e.g. a lion's tail.
|the barbed head of a dart or arrow.
|divided into wedge shapes. No comp!
|a silver ROUNDEL.
|of a heraldic cross, having arms with knoblike ends.
|having a pommel (the e has an accent).
|having a pommel.
|borne not erect, but diagonally athwart an escutcheon; as, a cross portate.
|a crutch; a heraldic device shaped like the crosspiece of a crutch.
|of a line, with oblique projections like stubs.
|of an animal, portrayed on its hind legs.
|in profile and looking to rear.
|a circular CHARGE.
|a small ROUNDEL.
|in a starting up posture.
|a lozenge pierced with a circular opening.
|pierced with a RUSTRE, a lozenge pierced with a circular opening.
|a representation of a centaur or mounted archer.
|an X-shaped cross, a St. Andrew's Cross.
|in the fashion of a SALTIRE.
|in heraldry, a wild boar.
|a monster compounded of man, lion and antelope.
|in heraldry, a broken tree branch.
|an escutcheon, a shield bearing a coat-of-arms.
|with raised wings.
|seme semee semeed
|strewn or scattered with small bearings.
|(on) the left hand side.
|in a standing position; as, a lion statant.
|a subdivision of a field.
|any of several heraldic bearings of secondary importance to the ordinary, such as the LOZENGE and the ORLE.
|a figure in heraldry depicted as holding up a shield.
|svastika swastica swastika
|a Greek cross with arms bent at a right angle.
|a herald's or knight's cape over his armor blazoned with his coat of arms; an embroidered pennant attached to a trumpet.
|wearing a TABARD.
|orange-brown. No comp!
|divided into three equal parts.
|a metal (like OR), a colour (like VERT) or a fur (like ERMINE).
|a diminutive of the FESSE.
|a kind of subordinary, like plaited lilies.
|provided or bound with a TRESSURE; arranged in the form of a tressure.
|a flag of three colours; esp. the French national flag of blue, white, and red vertical stripes.
|having three bodies and one head.
|tripping, with right foot raised.
|unde undee undy
|wavy. Also OUNDY.
|to support as a crest; to bear.
|with claws or hooves tinted specially.
|urde urdee urdy
|pointed, with a pattern of points.
|with head down, diving.
|vaire vairy verrey verry
|charged or variegated with VAIR, squirrel fur. VAIRY compares: VAIRIER, VAIRIEST.
|a circlet heightened by (usu. eight) vair-shaped points resembling a rampart or palisade >VALLARS, VALLARIES.
|an ornament of flowers and leaves >VERDOYS. [Fr. verdoyé pp. of verdoyer, to make green].
|the heraldic colour green.
|in heraldry, two wings displayed and conjoined.
|of a heraldic bird, having the wings extended as if in flight.
|a trap or snare for fish; a heraldic bearing resembling this.
|a wild man of the woods, used in heraldry as a supporter.