meaning of Brandish

Brandish meaning in General Dictionary

A flourish just like a weapon whip etc

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  • to maneuver or wave as a weapon to improve and relocate different instructions to shake or flourish
  • display aggressively
  • move or move forward and backward
  • the work of waving
  • To move or wave, as a weapon; to improve and move around in different guidelines; to shake or grow.
  • to relax and play with; to thrive; as, to brandish syllogisms.
  • A flourish, much like a weapon, whip, etc.

Brandish meaning in Urban Dictionary

To wave anything about: to wave one thing about, specially a weapon, in a menacing, theatrical, or victorious method


Brandish meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., from Old French brandiss-, current participle stem of brandir "to grow (a sword)" (12c.), from brant "blade of a sword, prow of a ship," of Frankish beginning (see brand name (letter.)). Related: Brandished; brandishing.


Brandish meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) To maneuver or wave, as a weapon; to improve and move around in different directions; to shake or thrive.

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  • (letter.) To try out with; to thrive; since, to brandish syllogisms.
  • (n.) A flourish, just like a weapon, whip, etc.

Sentence Examples with the word Brandish

Suddenly one of the combatants, feeling himself wounded, got off his horse and grabbed the first sword he saw and began to brandish it.

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