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Definition of: flourish

(flûrish) v.i.
1. To grow or fare well or prosperously; thrive.
2. To be at the peak of success or development; be at the height or in the prime: Alchemy flourished in the Middle Ages.
3. To move with sweeping motions; be displayed or waved about: Swords flourished in the air.
4. To write with sweeping or ornamental strokes.
5. Music a To play a showy passage. b To sound a fanfare.
6. Obs. To blossom.
v.t.

7. To wave about or brandish; flaunt, as a weapon or flag.
8. To embellish, as with ornamental lines or figures.
noun

1. An ornamental mark or design, especially a sweeping stroke, as in writing or embroidery; anything done for display alone.
2. The act of brandishing or waving.
3. A musical passage for display; fanfare. See synonyms under OSTENTATION. [<OF floriss-, stem of florir <L florere bloom]
—flour′ish·er
noun
—flour′ish·ing
adjective
—flour′ish·ing·ly
adverb
Synonyms (verb): advance, blossom, flower, gain, grow, increase, prosper, thrive. See FLAUNT, GAIN1, SUCCEED. Antonyms: see synonyms for FALL.

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