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Meaning of BRANDISH

Pronunciation:  'brandish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of waving
  2. [v]  move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun."
  3. [v]  exhibit aggressively

BRANDISH is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: flourish, flourish, wave
 See Also: displace, display, exhibit, expose, hold, move, take hold, wafture, wave, waving, wigwag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bran"dish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brandished}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Brandishing}.] [OE. braundisen, F. brandir, fr. brand
    a sword, fr. OHG. brant brand. See {Brand}, n.]
    1. To move or wave, as a weapon; to raise and move in various
       directions; to shake or flourish.
             The quivering lance which he brandished bright.
    2. To play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms.
  2. \Bran"dish\, n.
    A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc. ``Brandishes of the
    fan.'' --Tailer.
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