brand-name

adjective
\ ˈbran(d)-ˈnām How to pronounce brand-name (audio) \

Definition of brand-name

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 food— Ryan Lizza

brand name

noun

Definition of brand name (Entry 2 of 2)

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: Noun

And the deals are huge: REI is offering up to 30% off of tons of brand name favorites, including hiking, camping, cycling, and climbing gear (not to mention outerwear, clothing, and kids' gear) as well as REI classes, outings, trips, and events. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "REI's 2019 Anniversary Sale Just Started! Here's What to Buy," 17 May 2019 Two of the trademarks — one under each version of the brand names — suggests Jenner is interested in developing and selling skin, hair and even nail-care products for little ones. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Is Planning to Launch a Baby-Product Empire," 15 May 2019 The sighting of her brand name led many to wonder if Rihanna was in fact giving a sneak preview of her own sunglass designs. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Tiny Sunglasses Are So Last Year—Just Ask Rihanna," 15 Jan. 2019 Most of that consisted of the value of trademarks like Kraft and Oscar Mayer—the right to make and sell products under those brand names. Michael Rapoport, WSJ, "Key Brands Pay Price of Kraft Heinz Cost-Cutting," 22 Feb. 2019 Also known as fake weed, it is sold for recreational drug use under brand names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Genie, Zohai and others. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Rat-poisoned fake pot is causing uncontrollable bleeding, death," 5 Apr. 2018 The products are also sometimes referred to as herbal or liquid incense and have brand names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Genie and Zohai. Kate Thayer, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois issues warning on synthetic pot after 17 people report severe bleeding," 29 Mar. 2018 The eggs were sold under the brand names Country Daybreak; Crystal Farms; Coburn Farms; Sunshine Farms; Publix; Sunups; Glenview; Great Value; as well as at Walmart and Food Lion stores. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "10 things you need to know now about salmonella and Indiana eggs," 14 May 2018 Chiara capped off the looks with custom Dior shoes, which featured her name on the slingback where the brand name typically sits. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chiara Ferragni Wore Three Dior Haute Couture Looks For Her Epic Wedding in Italy," 2 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of brand-name

Adjective

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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brand-name

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English Language Learners Definition of brand-name

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having a well-known brand name

brand name

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brand name (Entry 2 of 2)

: a name that is given to a product by the company that produces or sells it

brand name

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