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

IntelGenx, a company in Quebec, is performing a clinical trial of an anti-inflammatory asthma drug called montelukast, sold under the brand name Singulair, as an Alzheimer’s treatment. Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Colorado Alzheimer’s researchers shift focus after failures; begin testing leukemia medicine as treatment," 6 July 2019 IntelGenx, a company in Quebec, is performing a clinical trial of an anti-inflammatory asthma drug called montelukast, sold under the brand name Singulair, as an Alzheimer’s treatment. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, "Alzheimer’s research is getting a reboot at small companies focused on the immune system," 5 July 2019 Minors will no longer need parental consent to obtain HIV prevention medication, commonly referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and sold under the brand name Truvada. Russell Blair, courant.com, "8 new Connecticut laws that begin July 1," 1 July 2019 Now a retired firefighter is giving out free doses of an opioid antagonist naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, "Retired firefighter trying to combat overdose epidemic with free classes and Narcan spray," 28 June 2019 A year later, ByteDance created an equivalent video app for overseas users under the brand name TikTok. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Can TikTok Turn 950 Million Downloads Into a Booming Business?," 26 June 2019 They generally are offered to patients early in a pregnancy, using two different medications: Mifepristone, sold under the brand name Mifeprex, and Misoprostol. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's controversial abortion 'reversal' law takes effect Thursday," 26 June 2019 The trademark case concerned a line of clothing sold under the brand name FUCT. Adam Liptak, BostonGlobe.com, "Supreme Court strikes down law barring vulgar trademarks," 24 June 2019 Measuring benefit The drug, which will be marketed under the brand name Vyleesi, is an auto-injector, and is administered just like an EpiPen. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Drug to increase women's sex drive on track to win FDA approval," 21 June 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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The first known use of brand-name was in 1922

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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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