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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Bran"dish
  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.

Etymology: OE. braundisen, F. brandir, fr. brand a sword, fr. OHG. brant brand. See Brand (n.)

noun Bran"dish
A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc.
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  1. The act of waving
  2. Move or swing back and forth
  3. Exhibit aggressively ("brandish a sword")

First attested in 1340, from Old French brandiss-, from brandir (“to flourish a sword”) (see brand).

  1. The act of flourishing or waving.

Fun Facts about the name Brandish

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Past life for Brandish born Jan 23, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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