Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
branda sword, fr. OHG.
To move or wave, as a weapon; to raise and move in various directions; to shake or flourish.
The quivering lance which he
To play with; to flourish;
A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc.“Brandishes of the fan.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To move or wave, as a weapon; to raise, and move in various directions; to shake or flourish; as, to brandish a sword or a cane. It often indicates threatening.
2.To play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms.