Definition for FLOUR-ISH

FLOUR-ISH, v.t. [flur'ish.]

  1. To adorn with flowers or beautiful figures, either natural or artificial; to ornament with any thing showy.
  2. To spread out; to enlarge into figures. Bacon.
  3. To move in bold or irregular figures; to move in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish; as, to flourish a sword.
  4. To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence; to set off with a parade of words. Collier.
  5. To adorn; to embellish. Shak.
  6. To mark with a flourish or irregular stroke. The day book and inventory book shall be flourished. French Com. Code. Walsh.

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