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Today's word: brandishˈbræn dɪʃbran·dish
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word brandish
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Disdaining fortune, with his brandish’d steel,
Like valour’s minion, carved out his passage. William Shakespeare.
He said, and brandishing at once his blade,
With eager pace pursu’d the flaming shade. Dryden.
Let me march their leader, not their prince;
And, at the head of your renown’d Cydonians,
Brandish this fam’d sword. Edmund Smith, Phædr. and Hippol.
He, who shall employ all the force of his reason, only in brandishing of syllogisms, will discover very little. John Locke.
Origin: from brand, a sword.
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.]
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The numerical value of brandish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of brandish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of brandish in a Sentence
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.
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.
I’m not going to sit here publicly and brandish threats, but what I will tell you is we are communicating directly and privately to Beijing that there absolutely will be consequences.
We must take the initiative to brandish the sword, take the offensive and comprehensively attack.
This is a man who used his bully pulpit and the office of the governor to build and brandish his public image daily. Now, he can't rely on the constant coverage he once earned as the top state official, there is no beat for' former governor angrily tweeting from Westchester.'.
Translations for brandish
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- размахвам заплашителноBulgarian
- brandejar, brandarCatalan, Valencian
- esgrimir, blandirSpanish
- heristää, heiluttaaFinnish
- crathScottish Gaelic
- sveifla, bregðaIcelandic
- 閃かす, 振り回すJapanese
- învârti, fluturaRomanian
- махать, хвастаться, размахивать, выставлять напоказRussian
- fäkta, svingaSwedish