Dictionary Results for flourish


1. flourish - noun

· a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish"

Hypernym(s): gesture, motion




2. flourish - noun

· an ornamental embellishment in writing

Hypernym(s): embellishment




3. flourish - noun

· a display of ornamental speech or language

Hypernym(s): grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric




4. flourish - noun

· the act of waving

Synonym(s): brandish

Hypernym(s): wave, waving, wafture




5. flourish - noun

· (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

Synonym(s): fanfare, tucket

Hypernym(s): tune, melody, air, strain, melodic_line, line, melodic_phrase




6. flourish - verb

· grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

Synonym(s): boom, thrive, expand

Hypernym(s): grow




7. flourish - verb

· make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"

Synonym(s): thrive, prosper, fly_high

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




8. flourish - verb

· move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"

Synonym(s): brandish, wave

Hypernym(s): move, displace





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