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brand

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noun \ˈbrand\

Definition of brand

  1. 1a :  a charred piece of woodb :  firebrand 1c :  something (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 theater>c :  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

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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