What does brandish mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term brandish:


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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brandish

    brand′ish, v.t. to wave or flourish as a brand or weapon.—n. a waving or flourish. [Fr. brandissantbrandir, from root of Brand.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brandish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brandish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3



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