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flour·ish

 (flûr′ĭsh, flŭr′-)
v. flour·ished, flour·ish·ing, flour·ish·es
v.intr.
1. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive: The crops flourished in the rich soil.
2. To do or fare well; prosper: "No village on the railroad failed to flourish" (John Kenneth Galbraith).
3. To be in a period of highest productivity, excellence, or influence: a poet who flourished in the tenth century.
4. To make bold, sweeping movements: The banner flourished in the wind.
v.tr.
To wield, wave, or exhibit dramatically.
n.
1. A dramatic or stylish movement, as of waving or brandishing: "A few ... musicians embellish their performance with a flourish of the fingers" (Frederick D. Bennett).
2. An embellishment or ornamentation: a signature with a distinctive flourish.
3. An ostentatious act or gesture: a flourish of generosity.
4. Music A showy or ceremonious passage, such as a fanfare.

[Middle English florishen, from Old French florir, floriss-, from Vulgar Latin *flōrīre, from Latin flōrēre, to bloom, from flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

flour′ish·er n.
Synonyms: flourish, brandish, wave
These verbs mean to swing back and forth boldly and dramatically: flourished the newly signed contract; brandish a sword; waving a baton.

flourishing

(ˈflʌrɪʃɪŋ)
adj
thriving; prospering; doing well
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flourishing - very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"

flourishing

adjective thriving, successful, doing well, blooming, mushrooming, prospering, rampant, burgeoning, on a roll, going places, going strong, in the pink, in top form, on the up and up (informal) London quickly became a flourishing port.

flourishing

adjective
Improving, growing, or succeeding steadily:
Translations
مُثْمِر، مُزْدَهِرناجِح، مُزْدَهِر
prosperujícívzkvétající
blomstrendetrivelig
blómstrandidafnandi
prekvitajúci
başarılıiyi büyüyen

flourishing

[ˈflʌrɪʃɪŋ] ADJ [plant] → lozano; [person, business] → floreciente, próspero

flourishing

[ˈflʌrɪʃɪŋ] adj [business, trade, market] → prospère, florissant(e)

flourishing

adjflorierend attr; business alsogut gehend attr; careererfolgreich; garden, plantprächtig gedeihend attr; how are you? — flourishingwie gehts? — ausgezeichnet

flourishing

[ˈflʌrɪʃɪŋ] adj (plant) → rigoglioso/a; (person) → florido/a, in gran forma; (business) → fiorente, prospero/a

flourish

(ˈflariʃ) , ((American) ˈflə:-) verb
1. to be healthy; to grow well; to thrive. My plants are flourishing.
2. to be successful or active. His business is flourishing.
3. to hold or wave something as a show, threat etc. He flourished his sword.
noun
1. an ornamental stroke of the pen in writing. His writing was full of flourishes.
2. an impressive, sweeping movement (with the hand or something held in it). He bowed and made a flourish with his hat.
3. an ornamental passage of music. There was a flourish on the trumpets.
ˈflourishing adjective
1. successful. a flourishing business.
2. growing well. flourishing crops.
References in classic literature ?
Here's Meg married and a mamma, Amy flourishing away at Paris, and Beth in love.
Bold and rapid as was the progress of the scout, it was exceeded by that of a light and vigorous form which, bounding past him, leaped, with incredible activity and daring, into the very center of the Hurons, where it stood, whirling a tomahawk, and flourishing a glittering knife, with fearful menaces, in front of Cora.
He laughed a little the other day, and said I seemed to be flourishing in spite of my wall-paper.
There were also a few species of antique and hereditary flowers, in no very flourishing condition, but scrupulously weeded; as if some person, either out of love or curiosity, had been anxious to bring them to such perfection as they were capable of attaining.
Would he not suddenly sink into the earth, leaving a barren and blasted spot, where, in due course of time, would be seen deadly nightshade, dogwood, henbane, and whatever else of vegetable wickedness the climate could produce, all flourishing with hideous luxuriance?
And so saying the lighted tomahawk began flourishing about me in the dark.
His hands, large and coarse, were plentifully bedecked with rings; and he wore a heavy gold watch-chain, with a bundle of seals of portentous size, and a great variety of colors, attached to it,--which, in the ardor of conversation, he was in the habit of flourishing and jingling with evident satisfaction.
In the most forlorn and arid and dismal one of all, where the racked and splintered debris was thickest, where the ancient patches of snow lay against the very path, where the winds blew bitterest and the general aspect was mournfulest and dreariest, and furthest from any suggestion of cheer or hope, I found a solitary wee forget-me-not flourishing away, not a droop about it anywhere, but holding its bright blue star up with the prettiest and gallantest air in the world, the only happy spirit, the only smiling thing, in all that grisly desert.
He can sit down and write a fine flourishing letter, full of professions and falsehoods, and persuade himself that he has hit upon the very best method in the world of preserving peace at home and preventing his father's having any right to complain.
I admire them much more if they are tall, straight, and flourishing.
The bitter check had wrung from me some tears; and now, as I sat poring over the crabbed characters and flourishing tropes of an Indian scribe, my eyes filled again.
Happily, an inhabitant of the kitchen made more despatch: a lusty dame, with tucked-up gown, bare arms, and fire-flushed cheeks, rushed into the midst of us flourishing a frying-pan: and used that weapon, and her tongue, to such purpose, that the storm subsided magically, and she only remained, heaving like a sea after a high wind, when her master entered on the scene.