What does the word brandish mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To wave triumphantly or defiantly.

Usage examples for brandish

  1. Also, if you ever need our help, you have but to brandish the ring, and the gleam of it will reach us, and we will be with you wherever you may be. – The Field of Clover by Laurence Housman
  2. Then as the warriors began to dance about the stake and brandish their weapons, the old Mystery Woman suddenly appeared before the Shawnees. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  3. Like some vile reptile it had found within him some cave from which it might emerge to brandish its hideous envenomed horned head, and into which betimes it might withdraw. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
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