Definitions for Brandishˈbræn dɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bran•dishˈbræn dɪʃ(v.t.)

  1. to shake, wave, or display, esp. threateningly or ostentatiously, as a weapon; flourish.

  2. (n.)a flourish or waving, as of a weapon.

Origin of brandish:

1275–1325; ME bra(u)ndisshen < AF, MF brandiss-. See brand , -ish2

bran′dish•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flourish, brandish(verb)

    the act of waving

  2. brandish, flourish, wave(verb)

    move or swing back and forth

    "She waved her gun"

  3. brandish(verb)

    exhibit aggressively

    "brandish a sword"

Wiktionary

  1. brandish(Noun)

    The act of flourishing or waving.

  2. brandish(Verb)

    To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

    He brandished his sword at the pirates.

  3. brandish(Verb)

    To bear something with ostentatious show.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brandish(noun)

    to move or wave, as a weapon; to raise and move in various directions; to shake or flourish

  2. Brandish(noun)

    to play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms

  3. Brandish(noun)

    a flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc

Freebase

  1. Brandish

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

brandish(verb)

to wave (especially a weapon) about

He brandished the stick above his head.

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