from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Flying or capable of flying.
- adj. Moving quickly or nimbly; agile.
- adj. Heraldry Depicted with the wings extended as in flying.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having extended wings as if flying.
- adj. Flying, or able to fly.
- adj. Moving quickly or lightly, as though flying; nimble.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current.
- adj. Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid.
- adj. Represented as flying, or having the wings spread.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Passing through the air; flying.
- Able to fly; capable of flight; volitant: correlated with reptant, natant, gradient, etc.
- Freely passing from place to place; current.
- Light and quick; nimble; rapid; active.
- In heraldry: Represented as flying: noting a bird.
- Represented as if in the air, not supported by anything, or creeping: noting insects or other fly ing creatures: as, a hive surrounded by bees volant
- n. A shuttlecock; hence, one who fluctuates between two parties; a trimmer.
- n. A flounce, whether of a woman's skirt, or of a cover or curtain, or the like, especially when rich and decorative: as, a volant of point lace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. with wings extended in a flying position
Latin volāns, volant-, present participle of volāre, to fly. Sense 3, from French, from Old French, present participle of voler, to fly, from Latin volāre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French volant, present participle of voler ("to fly"), from Latin volāre. (Wiktionary)