passant definition

  • adjective:
    • Heraldry Being a beast facing and walking toward the audience's left with one front leg raised.
    • moving in one to a different; in blood circulation; current.
    • Curs�ry, reckless.
    • Surpassing; excelling.
    • Walking; -- said of every animal on an escutcheon, that is represented as walking using dexter paw raised.
    • in walking position with correct foreleg increased
  • others:
    • Walking; walking leisurely: in heraldry, said of a beast made use of as a bearing. The beast is often comprehended to carry the top straight and also to expect. See cut under counterchanged.
    • Current.
    • moving; transitory.
    • Cursory; careless; without deliberation or expression.
    • Surpassing; excelling.
  • noun:
    • One who passes or passes through or over.
    • An open hem furnishing sort of pipe, through which a cord or ribbon are passed.
    • In numismatics, a figure on a coin in a walking position from straight to left or from remaining to right.

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