Found 3 items, similar to flourish.
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n 1: a showy gesture; “she entered with a great flourish”
2: an ornamental embellishment in writing
3: a display of ornamental speech or language
4: the act of waving [syn: brandish
5: (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; “he
entered to a flourish of trumpets”
; “her arrival was
greeted with a rousing fanfare”
v 1: grow stronger; “The economy was booming”
, get ahead
2: gain in wealth [syn: thrive
, fly high
3: move or swing back and forth; “She waved her gun”
English → English
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flourished
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Flourishing
.] [OE. florisshen, flurisshen, OF.
flurir, F. fleurir, fr. L. florere to bloom, fr. flos,
floris, flower. See Flower
, and -ish
1. To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy
growing plant; a thrive.
A tree thrives and flourishes in a kindly . . .
soil. --Bp. Horne.
2. To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort,
happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be
prominent and influental; specifically, of authors,
painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or
When all the workers of iniquity do flourish. --Ps.
Bad men as frequently prosper and flourish, and that
by the means of their wickedness. --Nelson.
Of those that held their heads above the crowd,
They flourished then or then. --Tennyson.
3. To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures
and lofty expressions; to be flowery.
They dilate . . . and flourish long on little
incidents. --J. Watts.
4. To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements,
by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with
fantastic and irregular motion.
The stream, and smoking flourished o'er his head.
5. To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write
graceful, decorative figures.
6. To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by
way of ornament or prelude.
Why do the emperor's trumpets flourish thus? --Shak.
7. To boast; to vaunt; to brag. --Pope.
, v. t.
1. To adorn with flowers orbeautiful figures, either natural
or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to
embellish. [Obs.] --Fenton.
2. To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with
rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence;
to set off with a parade of words. [Obs.]
Sith that the justice of your title to him
Doth flourish the deceit. --Shak.
3. To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in
circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to
And flourishes his blade in spite of me. --Shak.
4. To develop; to make thrive; to expand. [Obs.]
Bottoms of thread . . . which with a good needle,
perhaps may be flourished into large works. --Bacon.
, n.; pl. Flourishes
1. A flourishing condition; prosperity; vigor. [Archaic]
The Roman monarchy, in her highest flourish, never
had the like. --Howell.
2. Decoration; ornament; beauty.
The flourish of his sober youth
Was the pride of naked truth. --Crashaw.
3. Something made or performed in a fanciful, wanton, or
vaunting manner, by way of ostentation, to excite
admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious
copiousness or amplification; parade of words and figures;
show; as, a flourish of rhetoric or of wit.
He lards with flourishes his long harangue.
4. A fanciful stroke of the pen or graver; a merely
The neat characters and flourishes of a Bible
curiously printed. --Boyle.
5. A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of
triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical
composition; a cal; a fanfare.
A flourish, trumpets! strike alarum, drums! --Shak.
6. The waving of a weapon or other thing; a brandishing; as,
the flourish of a sword.