noun see flourish I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flourisher — Flour ish*er, n. One who flourishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flourisher — See flourish. * * * …   Universalium

  • flourisher — n. person who flourishes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flourisher — flour·ish·er …   English syllables

  • flourisher — shə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English florissher, from florisshen + er : one that flourishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • flourish — flourisher, n. /flerr ish, flur /, v.i. 1. to be in a vigorous state; thrive: a period in which art flourished. 2. to be in its or in one s prime; be at the height of fame, excellence, influence, etc. 3. to be successful; prosper. 4. to grow… …   Universalium

  • flourish — I. verb Etymology: Middle English florisshen, from Anglo French fluriss , stem of flurir, florir, from Vulgar Latin *florire, alteration of Latin florēre, from flor , flos flower Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to grow luxuriantly ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flourish — verb 1》 grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way.     ↘be working or at the height of one s career during a specified period. 2》 wave (something) about dramatically. noun 1》 a bold or extravagant gesture or action. 2》 an ornamental flowing… …   English new terms dictionary

  • flourish — /ˈflʌrɪʃ / (say flurish) verb (i) 1. to be in a vigorous state; thrive; prosper; be successful: during this period art flourished. 2. to be in its or one s prime; be at the height of fame or excellence. 3. to grow luxuriantly, or thrive in growth …   Australian English dictionary

  • flourish — [flʉr′ish] vi. [ME florishen < extended stem of OFr florir, to blossom < LL * florire < L florere < flos, FLOWER] 1. Obs. to blossom 2. to grow vigorously; succeed; thrive; prosper 3. to be at the peak of development, activity,… …   English World dictionary

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