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 Biogen, the Boston-area pharmaceutical company that markets the drug, also known by its brand name Aduhelm, tested it in two late-stage clinical trials. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, 12 June 2021 On June 7, the FDA did approve the drug (under the brand name Aduhelm), in a highly controversial decision that continues to divide the Alzheimer’s community. Alice Park, Time, 11 June 2021 More than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer's and will be eligible to take the drug, which will be sold under the brand name Aduhelm and must be given as a monthly intravenous infusion. Rebecca Robbins And Pam Belluck New York Times, Star Tribune, 8 June 2021 More than six million Americans have Alzheimer’s and will be eligible to take the drug, which will be sold under the brand name Aduhelm and must be given as a monthly intravenous infusion. New York Times, 8 June 2021 Because these big chain hotels could provide reliable business and safety through a big brand name. Nathan Mayfield, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The drug, to be marketed by Biogen Inc. under the brand name Aduhelm, reduces the amyloid beta plaques that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 The imposters can pretend to be connected to a big brand name — like an Avis, Budget or Enterprise. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2021 Don’t be more impressed by a brand name than by quality. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 25 May 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 22 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for brand-name

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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