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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.
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flourish

(ˈflʌrɪʃ)
vb
1. (intr) to thrive; prosper
2. (intr) to be at the peak of condition
3. (intr) to be healthy: plants flourish in the light.
4. to wave or cause to wave in the air with sweeping strokes
5. to display or make a display
6. (Music, other) to play (a fanfare, etc) on a musical instrument
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (intr) to embellish writing, characters, etc, with ornamental strokes
8. to add decorations or embellishments to (speech or writing)
9. (intr) an obsolete word for blossom
n
10. the act of waving or brandishing
11. a showy gesture: he entered with a flourish.
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an ornamental embellishment in writing
13. (Rhetoric) a display of ornamental language or speech
14. (Music, other) a grandiose passage of music
15. an ostentatious display or parade
16. obsolete
a. the state of flourishing
b. the state of flowering
[C13: from Old French florir, ultimately from Latin flōrēre to flower, from flōs a flower]
ˈflourisher n
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flour•ish

(ˈflɜr ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-)

v.i.
1. to be in a vigorous state; thrive.
2. to be at the height of development, activity, influence, or fame.
3. to be successful; prosper.
4. to grow luxuriantly or thrive in growth, as a plant.
5. to make sweeping gestures.
v.t.
6. to brandish dramatically; gesticulate with.
n.
7. an act or instance of brandishing.
8. an ostentatious or dramatic gesture or display.
9. a decoration or embellishment, esp. in writing: He added a few flourishes to his signature.
10. a florid bit of language.
11. an elaborate musical passage.
12. a condition or period of thriving: in full flourish.
[1250–1300; Middle English florisshen < Middle French floriss-, long s. of florir « Latin flōrēre]
flour′ish•er, n.
flour′ish•ing•ly, adv.
syn: See succeed.
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Flourish

 of strumpets: a company of prostitutes—Lipton, 1970
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flourish


Past participle: flourished
Gerund: flourishing

Imperative
flourish
flourish
Present
I flourish
you flourish
he/she/it flourishes
we flourish
you flourish
they flourish
Preterite
I flourished
you flourished
he/she/it flourished
we flourished
you flourished
they flourished
Present Continuous
I am flourishing
you are flourishing
he/she/it is flourishing
we are flourishing
you are flourishing
they are flourishing
Present Perfect
I have flourished
you have flourished
he/she/it has flourished
we have flourished
you have flourished
they have flourished
Past Continuous
I was flourishing
you were flourishing
he/she/it was flourishing
we were flourishing
you were flourishing
they were flourishing
Past Perfect
I had flourished
you had flourished
he/she/it had flourished
we had flourished
you had flourished
they had flourished
Future
I will flourish
you will flourish
he/she/it will flourish
we will flourish
you will flourish
they will flourish
Future Perfect
I will have flourished
you will have flourished
he/she/it will have flourished
we will have flourished
you will have flourished
they will have flourished
Future Continuous
I will be flourishing
you will be flourishing
he/she/it will be flourishing
we will be flourishing
you will be flourishing
they will be flourishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flourishing
you have been flourishing
he/she/it has been flourishing
we have been flourishing
you have been flourishing
they have been flourishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flourishing
you will have been flourishing
he/she/it will have been flourishing
we will have been flourishing
you will have been flourishing
they will have been flourishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flourishing
you had been flourishing
he/she/it had been flourishing
we had been flourishing
you had been flourishing
they had been flourishing
Conditional
I would flourish
you would flourish
he/she/it would flourish
we would flourish
you would flourish
they would flourish
Past Conditional
I would have flourished
you would have flourished
he/she/it would have flourished
we would have flourished
you would have flourished
they would have flourished
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flourish - a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish"
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
2.flourish - an ornamental embellishment in writing
embellishment - a superfluous ornament
paraph - a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)
3.flourish - a display of ornamental speech or language
grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"
4.flourish - the act of waving
wafture, waving, wave - the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
5.flourish - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instrumentsflourish - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, tune, strain, air, line - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
Verb1.flourish - grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
revive - be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; "Interest in ESP revived"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
luxuriate - thrive profusely or flourish extensively
2.flourish - 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"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
3.flourish - move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
wigwag - send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
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flourish

verb
1. thrive, increase, develop, advance, progress, boom, bloom, blossom, prosper, burgeon Business soon flourished.
thrive fail, decline, fade, shrink, diminish, pine, dwindle, wane, grow less
2. succeed, do well, be successful, move ahead, get ahead, go places (informal), go great guns (slang), go up in the world On graduation he flourished as a journalist.
3. thrive, grow, develop, flower, succeed, get on, bloom, blossom, prosper, bear fruit, be vigorous, be in your prime The plant is flourishing particularly well.
4. wave, brandish, sweep, swish, display, shake, swing, wield, flutter, wag, flaunt, vaunt, twirl He flourished his glass to make the point.
noun
1. wave, sweep, brandish, swish, shaking, swing, dash, brandishing, twirling, twirl, showy gesture with a flourish of his hand
2. show, display, parade, fanfare with a flourish of church bells
3. curlicue, sweep, decoration, swirl, plume, embellishment, ornamentation He underlined his name with a showy flourish.
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flourish

verb
1. To grow rapidly and luxuriantly:
2. To do or fare well:
Slang: score.
Idioms: get somewhere, go great guns, go strong.
3. To be in one's prime:
4. To wield boldly and dramatically:
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Translations
تَلْويحزَخْرَفَه أو تَزْويق بالخَطنَفْخ في البوقيَزْدَهِر، يَنمويُلَوِّح بالسَّيْف
fanfárahrozitkudrlinkamávatozdobný tah
blomstrefanfarefejende bevægelsekrøllesnirkel
cifrázatfanfárhadonászáshadonászikkacskaringó
blómstradafnaskrautleg trilla eîa annaî flúrsveiflasveiflur og flúr
fanfarosįmantrus mostasklestėtiklestintismosikuoti
fanfarasizgreznojumsizpušķojumslabi augtplaukt
široké gesto
cveteti
başarılı olmakfantazî pasajgelişmekgösterişli jestsallamak

flourish

[ˈflʌrɪʃ]
A. N (= movement) → floritura f, ademán m ostentoso; (under signature) → rúbrica f (Mus) → floreo m; (= fanfare) → toque m de trompeta
to do sth with a flourishhacer algo con una floritura or con gesto triunfal
B. VT [+ weapon, stick etc] → blandir
C. VI [plant etc] → crecer; [person, business, civilization] → florecer, prosperar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flourish

[ˈflʌrɪʃ]
vi
(= do well) [business] → prospérer; [person] → s'épanouir
(= grow well) [plant] → se plaire
(= be prevalent) [racism, crime] → proliférer
vt [+ object] → brandir
n
(rhetorical, artistic)fioriture f
with a flourish (= in a showy way) → avec un grand geste
[trumpets] → fanfare f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flourish

vi (plants etc, person)(prächtig) gedeihen; (business)blühen, florieren; (type of literature, painting etc)seine Blütezeit haben; (writer, artist etc)großen Erfolg haben, erfolgreich sein; crime flourished in poor areasin den armen Gegenden gedieh das Verbrechen
vt (= wave about) stick, book etcherumwedeln or -fuchteln mit, schwenken
n
(= curve, decoration etc)Schnörkel m
(= movement)schwungvolle Bewegung, eleganter Schwung; with a flourish of his stickseinen Stock schwenkend; she did/said it with a flourishsie tat es mit einer schwungvollen Bewegung/sagte es mit viel Schwung
(Mus: = fanfare) → Fanfare f; (= decorative passage)Verzierung f; with a flourish of trumpetsmit einem Fanfarenstoß
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

flourish

[ˈflʌrɪʃ]
1. nabbellimento; (movement) → gran gesto; (under signature) → svolazzo (Mus) (fanfare) → fanfara
to do sth with a flourish → fare qc con ostentazione
2. vi (gen) → fiorire; (person) → essere in piena forma; (writer, artist) → avere successo; (business) → prosperare
3. vt (weapon, stick) → brandire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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In continuing to survey Miltonic allusions submerged within Milton (24/ 26:68-70, E 121), the resplendent "locks" of Los "Florish like the brows of morning," inversely reflecting "the rugged brow of night" in Il Penseroso (line 58).
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The restraint of the liberty of Commerce to some one or few: and the setting of the price at the pleasure of the Monopolian to his private benefit, and the prejudice of the publique': Edward Misselden, Free Trade: Or the Meanes to Make Trade Florish (first published 1622, 1970 ed) 57.
Thomas Heywood's Apology for Actors (1612) therefore claims that 'bur English tongue, which hath ben the most harsh, uneven, and broken language of the world, part Dutch, part Irish, Saxon, Scotch, Welsh, and indeed a gallimaffry of many, but perfect in none, is now by this secondary meanes of playing, continually refined, every writer striving in himselfe to adde a new florish unto it; so that in processe, from the most rude and unpolisht tongue, it is growne to a most perfect and composed language, and many excellent workers, and elaborate Poems writ in the same, that many Nations grow inamored of our tongue (before despised)." (80) Chapman's "Epistle to the Understander" of Achilles' Shield (1598) emphatically defends importation of foreign words as enriching English.
The majority of verbs that are supported by did in the past (83%) are either irregular (run, begin, bring, ...), have a stem-final dental stop (hurt, send, read), or are of Romance origin (appoint, appear, florish, ...).