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brand

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noun \ˈbrand\

Definition of brand

  1. 1a :  a charred piece of woodb :  firebrand 1c :  something (such as lightning) that resembles a firebrand

  2. 2 :  sword

  3. 3a (1) :  a mark made by burning with a hot iron to attest manufacture or quality or to designate ownership (2) :  a printed mark made for similar purposes :  trademarkb (1) :  a mark put on criminals with a hot iron (2) :  a mark of disgrace :  stigma the brand of poverty

  4. 4a :  a class of goods identified by name as the product of a single firm or manufacturer :  makeb :  a characteristic or distinctive kind a lively brand of theaterc :  brand name 2

  5. 5 :  a tool used to produce a brand

Examples of brand in a sentence

  1. What brand are those jeans you are wearing?

  2. The store sells a variety of shoe brands.

  3. I don't like his brand of humor.

  4. a lively brand of theater

Origin and Etymology of brand

Middle English, torch, sword, from Old English; akin to Old English bærnan to burn


First Known Use: before 12th century


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brand

verb

Definition of brand

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark with a brand

  3. 2 :  to mark with disapproval :  stigmatize he was branded a coward

  4. 3 :  to impress indelibly brand the lesson on his mind

brander

noun

Examples of brand in a sentence

  1. They no longer brand their cattle.

  2. the exact words my father spoke as he left us are branded in my memory

15th Century

First Known Use of brand

15th century



BRAND Defined for English Language Learners

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brand

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noun \ˈbrand\

Definition of brand for English Language Learners

  • : a category of products that are all made by a particular company and all have a particular name

  • : a particular kind or type of something

  • : a mark that is burned into the skin of an animal (such as a cow) to show who owns the animal


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brand

verb

Definition of brand for English Language Learners

  • : to put a mark on the skin of (an animal) to show who owns it

  • : to describe or identify (someone or something) with a word that expresses strong criticism


BRAND Defined for Kids

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brand

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noun \ˈbrand\

Definition of brand for Students

  1. 1 :  a mark made by burning (as on cattle) or by stamping or printing (as on manufactured goods) to show ownership, maker, or quality

  2. 2 :  a category of goods identified by a name as being made by a certain company a brand of jeans

  3. 3 :  trademark

  4. 4 :  a particular type “She used her own brand of magic to bind me to her.” — J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire

  5. 5 :  a mark of disgrace


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brand

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verb

Definition of brand for Students

branded

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branding

  1. 1 :  put a mark on to show ownership brand cattle

  2. 2 :  to show or claim (something) to be bad or wrong Opponents branded the experiment a failure.



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