Associations to the word «Flourish»

Wiktionary

FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) To thrive or grow well.
FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) To prosper or fare well.
FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) To be in a period of greatest influence.
FLOURISH, verb. (transitive) To develop; to make thrive; to expand.
FLOURISH, verb. (transitive) To make bold, sweeping movements with.
FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.
FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions.
FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.
FLOURISH, verb. (transitive) To adorn with beautiful figures or rhetoric; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.
FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.
FLOURISH, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To boast; to vaunt; to brag.
FLOURISH, noun. A dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag.
FLOURISH, noun. An ornamentation.
FLOURISH, noun. (music) A ceremonious passage such as a fanfare.
FLOURISH, noun. (architecture) A decorative embellishment on a building.

Dictionary definition

FLOURISH, noun. A showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish".
FLOURISH, noun. An ornamental embellishment in writing.
FLOURISH, noun. A display of ornamental speech or language.
FLOURISH, noun. The act of waving.
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".
FLOURISH, verb. Grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming".
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".
FLOURISH, verb. Move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun".

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
Confucius