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BRANDISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brandish mean? 

BRANDISH (noun)
  The noun BRANDISH has 1 sense:

1. the act of waving

  Familiarity information: BRANDISH used as a noun is very rare.


BRANDISH (verb)
  The verb BRANDISH has 2 senses:

1. move or swing back and forth
2. exhibit aggressively

  Familiarity information: BRANDISH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRANDISH (noun)


Sense 1brandish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of waving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

brandish; flourish

Hypernyms ("brandish" is a kind of...):

wafture; wave; waving (the act of signaling by a movement of the hand)


BRANDISH (verb)


Sense 1brandish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or swing back and forth

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

brandish; wave; flourish

Context example:

She waved her gun

Hypernyms (to "brandish" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

"Brandish" entails doing...:

hold; take hold (have or hold in one's hands or grip)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "brandish"):

wigwag (send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2brandish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhibit aggressively

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

brandish a sword

Hypernyms (to "brandish" is one way to...):

display; exhibit; expose (to show, make visible or apparent)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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