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

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 Previous attempts to revive the brand have all failed, but since Minnesota-based Polaris bought the brand name in 2011, growth has been explosive. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Indian Motorcycle Is Coming for Harley-Davidson's Throne," 9 Mar. 2018 In the 1960s, the antibiotic metronidazole (brand name Flagyl) was introduced into the United States. Richard Klasco, New York Times, "Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?," 15 June 2018 The new brand name was emblazoned everywhere from turtleneck collars to the metallic toes of cowboy boots, while Instagrams from the bright yellow store were unmissable in the weeks following its opening. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Post-Raf Changes Begin at Calvin Klein," 11 Jan. 2019

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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

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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

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