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brandish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brandish  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brandish  \Bran"dish\,  n. 
  A  flourish,  as  with  a  weapon,  whip,  etc  ``Brandishes  of  the 
  fan.''  --Tailer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brandish 
  n  :  the  act  of  waving  [syn:  {flourish}] 
  v  1:  move  or  swing  back  and  forth;  "She  waved  her  gun."  [syn:  {flourish}, 
  {wave}] 
  2:  exhibit  aggressively 




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