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  • Brandisher — Bran dish*er, n. One who brandishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brandisher — n. one who brandishes something, one who waves a weapon menacingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brandisher — brandˈisher noun • • • Main Entry: ↑brandish …   Useful english dictionary

  • brandish — brandisher, n. /bran dish/, v.t. 1. to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish: Brandishing his sword, he rode into battle. n. 2. a flourish or waving, as of a weapon. [1275 1325; ME bra(u)ndisshen < AF, MF brandiss (long s. of brandir, deriv. of… …   Universalium

  • brandish — verb wave or flourish (something) as a threat or in anger or excitement. Derivatives brandisher noun Origin ME: from OFr. brandir, ult. of Gmc origin and related to brand …   English new terms dictionary

  • brandish — /ˈbrændɪʃ / (say brandish) verb (t) 1. to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish. –noun 2. a wave or flourish, as of a weapon. {Middle English braundish(en), from Old French brandiss , stem of brandir, from brand sword; of Germanic origin. See… …   Australian English dictionary

  • brandish — wave or flourish as a threat or in display. Derivatives: brandisher n. Etymology: OF brandir ult. f. Gmc, rel. to BRAND …   Useful english dictionary

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