Definition of Heraldic bearing
1. Noun. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.
Specialized synonyms: Annulet, Roundel, Chevron, Fleur-de-lis, Fleur-de-lys, Ordinary
Generic synonyms: Heraldry
Derivative terms: Charge
Lexicographical Neighbors of Heraldic Bearing
Literary usage of Heraldic bearing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... to three and used as a regular heraldic bearing by the house of Clare. The chevron occurs six times in the roll of Henry III., ..."
2. The Bayeux Tapestry: A History and Description by Frank Rede Fowke (1898)
"... between four roundels, is a near approach to a positive heraldic bearing. Roundels (boules) were afterwards the allusive arms of the counts of Boulogne. ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1851)
"But, as an example of his manner, let us see what Mr. Planch^ tells us of that great heraldic bearing the king of beasts. " The number of beasts borne in ..."
4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1843)
"Perhaps the most marvellous feat that ever gave rise to an heraldic bearing, is that of the valiant man who, meeting a lion, thrust his arm into his mouth, ..."
5. Display of Heraldry by William Newton (1846)
"Whatever may have given rise to this peculiar heraldic bearing, which is of old standing, no doubt, the surname of this family was taken from their heraldic ..."
6. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"... was Bishop of St Andrews, he had other relations beyond the Tweed, and the cinquefoil on a bloody shield, which was the heraldic bearing of his house ..."