brand-name

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adjective

1
: of or relating to a brand name
brand-name products
2
: having a well-known and usually highly regarded or marketable name
brand-name authors
the … party lacks brand-name guests or good foodRyan Lizza

brand name

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noun

1
: an arbitrarily adopted name that is given by a manufacturer or merchant to an article or service to distinguish it as produced or sold by that manufacturer or merchant and that may be used and protected as a trademark
2
: one having a well-known and usually highly regarded or marketable name

Examples of brand-name in a Sentence

Noun The drug is sold under several brand names.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Among the accomplishments highlighted by Biden and Sanders were the Inflation Reduction Act provisions capping insulin costs at $35 for Medicare patients and out-of-pocket spending on brand-name drugs for Medicare beneficiaries to $2,000 yearly. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 3 Apr. 2024 Generic Viagra is just as effective as brand-name Viagra but comes at a lower cost. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 In 2023, across our entire member population of approximately 90 million Americans, three brand-name drugs (Humira, Ozempic, and Stelara) cost more than every single generic drug combined. David Joyner, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2024 Then there is money: While U.S.C.’s brand-name football program helped its athletic department generate $187 million last year, Dartmouth’s basketball program operated at a $855,000 loss last season, according to testimony from the hearing. Billy Witz, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2024 Biden’s plan for biosimilars Tucked somewhere in President Biden’s $130.7 billion budget proposal for 2025 is a provision that would let pharmacists fill prescriptions for brand-name biologics with biosimilars without consulting physicians, a change the administration says would lower drug costs. Damian Garde, STAT, 13 Mar. 2024 For months, Democrats worried that No Labels, the centrist group that claimed to have a $70 million war chest, would field a brand-name candidate. Reid J. Epstein, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 The list prices of many brand-name prescription medications are nearly three times higher in the U.S. than in Canada. Julia Ingram, Verywell Health, 12 Feb. 2024 What are the chances that the Big Ten, SEC and perhaps a few other brand-name schools form a football league outside of NCAA jurisdiction? Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 1 Mar. 2024
Noun
Famed rock group Kiss has reached a deal to sell its catalog, brand name and other intellectual property to a Swedish entertainment group for more than $300 million. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 4 Apr. 2024 California Department of Public Health scientists detailed in a 2019 report how some families had become ill from what remained of the gas even after the home was cleared for reentry. Douglas Products, which sells the pesticide under the brand name Vikane, opposed the petition. Melody Petersen, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 In some cases, a company may need to overcome incumbency bias to compete with brand names. Rachel Kule, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Fakespot then began to identify which listings appeared to offer uncannily similar products under different brand names. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 28 Mar. 2024 Walgreens was certified by the brand name manufacturer Danco Laboratories, and is seeking certification from the generic manufacturer GenBioPro, Mr. Engerman said. Pam Belluck, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2024 Merck, the company that manufactures the drug, said it will be sold under the brand name Winrevair. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 26 Mar. 2024 The medication, mifepristone, has been used in the United States more than 5 million times since it was approved for use in 2000, according to Danco Laboratories, the company that sells it under the brand name Mifeprex. Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 The consumer advocacy group found issues with a dozen seemingly identical video doorbells sold under brand names including Eken and Tuck. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 29 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brand-name was in 1922

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brandling

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“Brand-name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brand-name. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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brand name

noun
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