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Meaning of BRANDISH

Pronunciation:  'brandish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
                                                   --Drake.
    
    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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 Related Terms: advertise, affect, air, betoken, blazon forth, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, dangle, demonstrate, develop, disclose, display, disport, divulge, dramatize, emblazon, embody, enact, evidence, evince, exhibit, expose, expose to view, express, flap, flash, flaunt, float, flourish, flutter, fly, give sign, give token, highlight, hold up, illuminate, incarnate, indicate, make clear, make plain, manifest, materialize, mean, parade, perform, present, produce, put forth, put forward, represent, reveal, roll out, set forth, shake, show, show forth, show off, sport, spotlight, swing, token, trot out, trumpet, trumpet forth, undulate, unfold, vaunt, wag, wave, wield, wigwag
 

 

 

 

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