Definitions for: Brandish

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Bran"dish, n.
A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc. ``Brandishes of the
fan.'' --Tailer.

Synonyms: flourish, flourish, wave

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

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