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Definition of the noun chevron

What does chevron mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chevrons

  1. V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
  2. an inverted V-shaped charge

Alternative definition of the noun chevron


  1. a V-shaped pattern; used in architecture, and as an insignia of military or police rank, on the sleeve
  2. [heraldry] A wide inverted V placed on a shield.
  3. [chiefly British] V-shaped markings on the surface of roads used to indicate minimum distances between vehicles
  4. A guillemet, either of the punctuation marks “'«'” or “'»'”, used in several languages to indicate passages of speech. Similar to typical quotation marks used in the English language such as “'“'” and “'”'”.

Definition of the verb chevron

What does chevron mean as a doing word?


  1. to form or be formed into chevrons


Who is Chevron?

Chevron is the recording name of Jonathan Valentine. Hailing from Blackpool in the UK, he began making rave and techno from an early age, at school and college. There he fell in love with the sounds of Mike Paradinas' well regarded Planet Mu label. To which he got signed in 2003, with his first 7" "Swimmin' Lessons".


  1. Chevron: A chevron is a V-shaped pattern. The word is usually used in reference to a kind of fret in architecture, or to a badge or insignia used in military or police uniforms to indicate rank or length of service, or in heraldry and the designs of flags. The symbol is also used on highway signs to guide drivers around curves.
  2. Chevron: In aerospace industry, chevrons are the sawtooth patterns on the trailing edges of some jet engine nozzles that are used for noise reduction. Their principle of operation is that, as hot air from the engine core mixes with cooler air blowing through the engine fan, the shaped edges serve to smooth the mixing, which reduces noise-creating turbulence. Chevrons were developed with the help of NASA. Some notable examples of such engines include GEnx and Rolls-Royce Trent 1000.
    • also known as شيفرون
  3. Chevron: A chevron is one of a series of bones on the ventral side of the tail in many reptiles, dinosaurs, and some mammals such as kangaroos and manatees.
  4. Chevron: A chevron is a wedge-shaped sediment deposit observed on coastlines and continental interiors around the world. The term chevron was originally used independently by Maxwell and Haynes and Hearty and others for large, v-shaped, sub-linear to parabolic landforms in southwestern Egypt and on islands in the eastern, windward Bahamas. The Egyptian “chevrons” are active, wind-generated dunes, but the “chevrons” in the Bahamas are inactive and have been variously interpreted. The most common interpretation of large, chevron-shaped bed forms is that they are a form of parabolic dune, and that most examples are generated by wind action.
  5. Chevron folds are a structural feature characterized by repeated well behaved folded beds with straight limbs and sharp hinges. Well developed, these folds develop repeated set of v-shaped beds. They develop in response to regional or local compressive stress. Inter-limb angles are generally 60 degrees or less. Chevron folding preferentially occurs when the bedding regularly alternates between contrasting competences. Turbidites, characterized by alternating high-competence sandstones and low-competence shales, provide the typical geological setting for chevron folds to occurs.
  6. Chevron is a make of automobile produced by Chevron Cars Ltd.

Phrases with Chevron

Phrases starting with the word Chevron:

  1. Chevron Moth
  2. Chevron Tang
  3. Chevron Searobin
  4. Chevron Snakehead

Phrases ending with the word Chevron:

  1. Meridionale Chevron
  2. Pseudopallene Chevron
  3. Species Pseudopallene Chevron

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chevron

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Google previewA New Dictionary of Heraldry ... Containing All the Rules of Blazon ... (1739)

by James Coats

A CHEVRON, call'd by the fame Name in trench, from whom we had it, and is thus describ'd by Guillim : " A Chevron is an Ordinary form'd of a " twofold Line Spirewise, or Pyramidical, the Foun- " dation being in the dexter and sinister Base ...

Google previewAncient Britain

by T.R. Holmes

While the chevron is the characteristic feature of the older culture, that of the younger is the curve. Rectilinear pat-terns, inherited from the Bronze Age, appear on many Late Celtic objects, but generally combined with those of curvilinear form.3 ...

Google previewA Short and Easy Introduction to Heraldry, in Two Parts ... (1827)

by Hugh Clark

Chevron is an ordinary representing the two rafters of a house, ...

Google previewAncient Ireland (2014)

A Study in the Lessons of Archaeology and History by R.A.S. Macalister

The chevron is the motive of decoration chiefest in favour. Other Romanesque ornaments, billets, bowtells, beak-heads, and so forth, are used more or less freely; but the chevron is by far the commonest. It was set out in every possible way, ...

Google previewHandbook of Designs and Devices (1959)

by Clarence Pearson Hornung

The chevron is a simple, symmetrical V shape that may be regarded as an equilateral or isosceles triangle in which the third side has been removed. The chevron. repeated. bordered. interlaced. and diapered has always been a useiul motii in ...

Google previewA Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies (2005)

by John Fitzgerald Duffy

Chevron step two asks whether the agency has reasonably interpreted the statute, which calls for an inquiry into statutory meaning.168 This view is that Chevron is an outcome- driven test; it asks whether a reasonable reader could adopt the ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia (1862)

Or, Conversations Lexicon

The Chevron is an honourable ordinary, made of the bends dexter and sinister, issuing from the right and left base points of the escutcheon, meeting and ending pyramidically in the collar point. It occupies, according to the French, a third of the ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

The Chevron is an honourable ordinary, made of the bend dexter and sinister, issuing from the right and left liase points of the escutcheon, meeting and ending pyramidically in the collar point. It occupies, according to the French, a third of the ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

CHEVRON. rofessor of applied chemistry in the Museum of Natural Elistory. Besides a great number of articles in the Journal des Savants, beginning with 1820, the following works of C, deserve mention: Leg;on de Chimie appliquée (2 la ...

Google previewPimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry (1908)

Together with an Illustrated Supplement by Arthur Francis Pimbley

Cheveron — [See chevron.] Chevron — (shev'-ron) One of the honorable ordinaries. It is rafter- shaped, and its breadth is one-fifth of the field. Its diminutives are the Cheoronel, which ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry (2009)

by M. S. Vassiliou

After acquiring Gulf, Socal changed its name to Chevron Corporation. By acquiring Gulf, Chevron took on about $12 billion in debt at a time when oil ...

Google previewAlternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia (2016)

by Jay H. Lehr, Jack Keeley

Chevron. Chevron plans 2D and 3D seismic and multiple wells primarily for shale gas/oil exploration (see Farm-ins: Lithuania) on the Rietavas onshore license. On June 25, 2012 the Lithuanian Geological Survey opened two areas to tender ...

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Chevron Meaning

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Quotes about Chevron

Energy companies, such as Chevron and Shell, and oil producing countries, such as Kuwait and Venezuela, pump crude oil from their vast land holdings and sell it on the world market. (Gary Miller)
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Scrabble value of C3H4E1V4R1O1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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