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Definition of "volant" []

  • Flying or capable of flying. (adjective)
  • Moving quickly or nimbly; agile. (adjective)
  • Heraldry Depicted with the wings extended as in flying. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "volant" in a sentence
  • "I've called this vehicle, generically, a helicop -- a volantor, after the Latin word "volant," meaning, to fly in a light, nimble manner."
  • "Today the company offers 300 different notebooks, cahiers, folios and diaries, while last year they caused a splash by launching a range of candy-coloured 'volant'"
  • "I have sent our folks out to gather fruit at a venture: and now this misery will soon be ended with his illness; driven away by deluges of lemonade, I think, made in defiance of wasps, flies, and a kind of volant beetle, wonderfully beautiful and very pertinacious in his attacks; and who makes dreadful depredations on my sugar and currant-jelly, so necessary on this occasion of illness, and so attractive to all these detestable inhabitants of a place so lovely."