Complete Definition of "brandish"

was wotd|2007|January|25
English

Etymology
First attested w:1340|1340, from Old French brandiss-, from brandir to flourish a sword (see brand).

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËbrændɪÊ/
audio|en-us-brandish.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ændɪÊ

Verb
en-verb|brandish|es

  1. transitive To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrate|demonstrating skill.

#:He brandished his sword at the pirates.

  1. transitive To bear something with ostentatious show.

Synonyms
flourish, wave

Translations
trans-top|to move a weapon
Arabic: ÙÙÙÙÙÙØ­ (بسÙاح) ÙÙدÙÙÙداÙ
French: brandir
Finnish: heiluttaa
Icelandic: bregða, sveifla
Ido: brandisar
trans-mid
Russian: маÑаÑÑ (makhát'), ÑазмаÑиваÑÑ (razmákhivat')
Spanish: esgrimir
Swedish: svinga, fäkta
trans-bottom

trans-top|to bear something with ostentatious show
Arabic: تÙÙÙØ­ ÙÙدÙÙÙد
trans-mid
Russian: ÑваÑÑаÑÑÑÑ (khvástat's'a), вÑÑÑавлÑÑÑ Ð½Ð°Ð¿Ð¾ÐºÐ°Ð· (vystavl'át' napokáz)
trans-bottom

Noun
brandish

  1. The act of flourishing or waving.

Synonyms
flourish

et:brandish
fa:brandish
fr:brandish
io:brandish
fi:brandish
te:brandish
vi:brandish
zh:brandish

Revision and Credits for"brandish"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.