- n. 兴旺；茂盛；挥舞；炫耀；华饰
- vt. 夸耀；挥舞
- vi. 繁荣，兴旺；茂盛；活跃；处于旺盛时期
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来自词根flor, 花，词源同flower. 引申义开花，繁盛。
- flourish:  To flourish is etymologically to ‘flower’ – and indeed ‘come into flower, bloom’ is originally what the verb literally meant in English: ‘to smell the sweet savour of the vine when it flourisheth’, Geoffrey Chaucer, Parson’s Tale 1386. The metaphorical ‘thrive’ developed in the 14th century. The word comes from Old French floriss-, the stem of florir ‘bloom’, which goes back via Vulgar Latin *florīre to classical Latin florēre, a derivative of flōs ‘flower’.
- flourish (v.)
- c. 1300, "to blossom, grow" (intransitive), from Old French floriss-, stem of florir "to blossom, flower, bloom; prosper, flourish," from Latin florere "to bloom, blossom, flower," figuratively "to flourish, be prosperous," from flos "a flower" (see flora). Metaphoric sense of "thrive" is mid-14c. in English. Transitive meaning "brandish (a weapon), hold in the hand and wave about" is from late 14c. Related: Flourished; flourishing.
- flourish (n.)
- c. 1500, "a blossom," from flourish (v.). Meaning "an ostentatious waving of a weapon" is from 1550s; that of "excessive literary or rhetorical embellishment" is from c. 1600; in reference to decorative curves in penmanship, 1650s; as "a fanfare of trumpets," 1590s.
- 1. Keep the soil moist. That way, the seedling will flourish.
- 2. She tended to finish dancing with a flourish.
- 3. If left unchecked, weeds will flourish.
- 4. He underlined his signature with a little flourish.
- 5. Crops flourish in rich soil.
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