Definition of Statant

1. Adjective. Standing on four feet.

Category relationships: Heraldry
Similar to: Erect, Upright, Vertical



Definition of Statant

1. a. In a standing position; as, a lion statant.

Definition of Statant

1. Adjective. (heraldry of an animal) standing on all four paws ¹

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Definition of Statant

1. standing with all feet on the ground -- used of a heraldic animal [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Statant

stashies
stashing
stashy
stasima
stasimon
stasis
stat
stat dec
stat mi
statable
statal
statant (current term)
statant(ip)
statarianly
statary
statcoulomb
state
state's attorney
state's evidence
state-controlled
state-of-the-art
state-sponsored terrorism
state-supported
state attorney
state bank
state boundary

Literary usage of Statant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"His arms were sable, a lion statant arg ; crest, a leopard proper. 2. Ralph Taylor, STP, born 1647, died Dec. 1722, set. seventy-five, not married. ..."

2. Decorative Heraldry: A Practical Handbook of Its Artistic Treatment by George William Eve (1908)
"statant. mentation ($•&•), GUARDANT. or has been granted by special favour to great territorial companies and other bodies of far-reaching influence. ..."

3. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Arg. three boars statant with bones in their mouths sa. ... Erm. three cats statant guard, in pale 02. a crescent for diff. ADAMS, London, 16.ЧЗ-4, Harl. ..."

4. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell, R. B. Utting (1875)
"430, but without the inescutcheon, and as the four quarters are marshalled on the Royal Standard, No. 416. ROYAL CRESTS. For ENGLAND :—A golden lion statant ..."

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