the act of waving
brandish, flourish, wave(verb)
move or swing back and forth
"She waved her gun"
"brandish a sword"
The act of flourishing or waving.
To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.
He brandished his sword at the pirates.
To bear something with ostentatious show.
to move or wave, as a weapon; to raise and move in various directions; to shake or flourish
to play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms
a flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc
Brandish is a dungeon crawler and top-down view action RPG and adventure hybrid series developed by Nihon Falcom. Originally released in 1991 for the NEC PC-9801 and FM Towns home computers, it was later released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and TurboGrafx-16. The best known version in non-Japanese markets is the SNES port, which is the only English language version of the game. It was published by Koei, released in 1994 in Japan and a few months later in North America. Brandish was an early attempt at using fairly sophisticated mouse controls in a real-time overhead action RPG, where the player could move forward, backward, turn, strafe and attack by clicking on boxes surrounding the player character. A sequel, titled Brandish 2: The Planet Buster, was also released in 1995. The series up to Brandish VT continued in the Japanese market up until 1998.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brand′ish, v.t. to wave or flourish as a brand or weapon.—n. a waving or flourish. [Fr. brandissant—brandir, from root of Brand.]
The numerical value of Brandish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Brandish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We must take the initiative to brandish the sword, take the offensive and comprehensively attack.
Xinjiang's anti-terrorism fight has entered a phase that is more complicated and more intense than in the past, we must take the initiative to brandish the sword, take the offensive and comprehensively attack.
If you're an unarmed man who's charging some intoxicated lunatic ... that is waving a gun at a crowd of people, that is definitely self-defense, shooting an unarmed person that tried to disarm you, after you unlawfully brandish a gun, cannot be self-defense.
The idea came from witnessing some bad habits that school kids have picked up from the increased coverage of global football, we've seen kids brandish imaginary red cards towards the referee in an attempt to get an opposition player sent off. And also blatantly diving to win penalties.
On May 8, for the first time, the people of Ukraine will join the European tradition to commemorate the victims of World War Two, the very next day in Moscow, under the pretext of the Great Victory, the aggressor's army will brandish its lethal might in front of the world. Some of the units were in Donetsk a few days ago and soon they will appear on the military parade in Moscow.
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Translations for Brandish
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- размахвам заплашителноBulgarian
- brandejar, brandarCatalan, Valencian
- esgrimir, blandirSpanish
- heiluttaa, heristääFinnish
- crathScottish Gaelic
- sveifla, bregðaIcelandic
- 閃かす, 振り回すJapanese
- învârti, fluturaRomanian
- выставлять напоказ, хвастаться, размахивать, махатьRussian
- svinga, fäktaSwedish
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