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 or flourish.

The quivering lance which he brandished bright. Drake.

2.

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

 

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Bran"dish, n.

A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc.

"Brandishes of the fan."

Tailer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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