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 This one is called PPSV-23, or by its brand name, Pneumovax. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, "Dear Doctor: What to do if I remember getting a certain vaccine but there’s no record of it?," 10 May 2021 Tests showed the presence of lorazepam, better known by its brand name Ativan, in Cornell's system along with barbiturates and the anti-opioid drug naloxone, but did not cite them as a factor in his death. Andrew Dalton, USA TODAY, "Chris Cornell's family, doctor settle over lawsuit claiming singer was over-prescribed drugs before death," 7 May 2021 Tests showed the presence of lorazepam, better known by its brand name Ativan, in Cornell's system along with barbiturates and the anti-opioid drug naloxone, but did not cite them as a factor in his death. CBS News, "Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell's family and doctor agree to settle lawsuit over singer's death," 7 May 2021 Sarah Richardson, the director of the Harvard GenderSci Lab, pointed me to the case of the sleep aid zolpidem, also known by its brand name Ambien. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, "The J&J Vaccine Blood Clots Might Not Be a ‘Women’s Problem’," 16 Apr. 2021 Once learning moves online, choices become infinite, and traditional means of making those choices—by geography, for instance, or brand name—become less useful. David Meyer, Fortune, "Welcome to Fortune Education," 26 Apr. 2021 Alava: Infinna is the brand name for the unique, circular textile fiber that’s produced using Infinited Fiber’s technology. Afdhel Aziz, Forbes, "How Infinited Fiber Company Is Turning Trash Into Textiles - And Pioneering A Truly Circular Fashion Economy," 21 Apr. 2021 Personal watercraft, commonly known by the brand name Jet Skis, are the motorbikes of the waterways, loved for their adrenaline-stoking speed and loathed for their high-pitched roar and the daredevil behavior of some who ride them. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, "Jet Ski jerks: More and more are hitting the water," 18 Apr. 2021 Other studies have shown that methylphenidate, a stimulant often called by the brand name Ritalin and commonly used to treat ADHD, may not work as well for those with SCT. Rebecca Sohn, STAT, "On a limb: Despite resistance, a group of researchers is investigating the possibility of a new mental health disorder," 14 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of brand-name was in 1922

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“Brand-name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brand-name. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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brand-name

adjective

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

noun

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