Brandish

  • 1 Brandish — Developer(s) Nihon Falcom Publisher(s) Nihon Falcom (PC 9801), (FM Towns) NEC (PC Engine) Koei …

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  • 2 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Brandish — Bran dish, n. A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc. Brandishes of the fan. Tailer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 brandish — I verb dangle before the eyes, display, draw one s sword, exhibit, flap, flaunt, flourish, gesture, rattle the saber, shake, show, swing, threaten, vibrare, wag, waggle, wave, wield associated concepts: harassment, menacing II index …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 brandish — (v.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. brandiss , prp. stem of brandir to flourish (a sword) (12c.), from brant blade of a sword, prow of a ship, of Frankish origin (see BRAND (Cf. brand) (n.)). Related: Brandished; brandishing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 brandish — flourish, shake, *swing, wave, thrash Analogous words: wield, swing, *handle, manipulate, ply: flaunt, parade, display, exhibit, *show …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 brandish — [v] flaunt, swing around come on strong*, display, disport, exhibit, expose, flash, gesture, parade, raise, shake, show, show off, sport, swing, threaten, throw weight around*, trot out*, warn, wield; concept 261 Ant. not show …

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  • 8 brandish — ► VERB ▪ wave or flourish (something) as a threat or in anger or excitement. ORIGIN Old French brandir, related to BRAND(Cf. ↑brand) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 brandish — [bran′dish] vt. [ME brandischen < extended stem of OFr brandir < Gmc * brand: see BRAND] to wave, shake, or exhibit in a menacing, challenging, or exultant way; flourish n. the act of brandishing something …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 brandish — UK [ˈbrændɪʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms brandish : present tense I/you/we/they brandish he/she/it brandishes present participle brandishing past tense brandished past participle brandished to wave a weapon or other object around in your… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 brandish — verb Brandish is used with these nouns as the object: ↑axe, ↑gun, ↑knife, ↑pistol, ↑spear, ↑stick, ↑sword, ↑weapon …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 brandish — [[t]bræ̱ndɪʃ[/t]] brandishes, brandishing, brandished VERB If you brandish something, especially a weapon, you hold it in a threatening way. [V n] He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife …

    English dictionary

  • 13 brandish — /ˈbrændɪʃ / (say brandish) verb (t) 1. to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish. –noun 2. a wave or flourish, as of a weapon. {Middle English braundish(en), from Old French brandiss , stem of brandir, from brand sword; of Germanic origin. See… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 brandish —   Kuehu; owala (as a club); hoaka (as a spear); hoana (as a whip);    ♦ brandish threateningly, kāki i …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 brandish — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English braundisshen, from Anglo French brandiss , stem of brandir, from brant, braund sword, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English brand Date: 14th century 1. to shake or wave (as a weapon) menacingly 2. to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 brandish — brandisher, n. /bran dish/, v.t. 1. to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish: Brandishing his sword, he rode into battle. n. 2. a flourish or waving, as of a weapon. [1275 1325; ME bra(u)ndisshen < AF, MF brandiss (long s. of brandir, deriv. of… …

    Universalium

  • 17 brandish — 1. verb /ˈbrændɪʃ/ a) To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill. He brandished his sword at the pirates. b) To bear something with ostentatious show. Syn: flourish, wave …

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  • 18 brandish — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 brandish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. flourish, wave, make a show of, flaunt, display. See agitation, ostentation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. wave, shake, wield, display threateningly; see display 1 , flourish 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 brandish — bran|dish [ˈbrændıʃ] v [T] written [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: brandir, from brand sword ] to wave something around in a dangerous or threatening way, especially a weapon ▪ A man leapt out brandishing a kitchen knife …

    Dictionary of contemporary English