To flourish is to grow and happen in a big way. When a plant flourishes, it grows tall and strong.

  • The flowers are flourishing because the weather is warm and humid.

  • The company is flourishing because they are making a lot of money.

Definition of flourished


To thrive or grow well.


To prosper or fare well.


To be in a period of greatest influence.


To develop; to make thrive; to expand.


To make bold, sweeping movements with.


To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.


To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions.


To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.


To adorn with beautiful figures or rhetoric; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.


To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.


To boast; to vaunt; to brag.


Decorated with flourishes.

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Example Sentences for flourished

  • 1

    The first plantings of the garden are now blooming and flourishing.

  • 2

    The band is flourishing and is on the rise.

  • 3

    The craft and commerce are flourishing.

  • 4

    The man's business is flourishing.

  • 5

    Ospreys aim for final flourish.

  • 6

    Democracy must be allowed to flourish.

  • 7

    The myths that help rape to flourish.

  • 8

    The people of the place were flourishing.

  • 9

    The village is an exuberant and flourishing place.

  • 10

    At the end of the 19th century carpentry flourished.