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 Both the company and brand name behind the devices will carry on. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "The Segway rolls into the sunset," 23 June 2020 If all stores are reopened by September, the company will switch to a new national campaign that will emphasize its strong brand name and connect with guests on a more emotional level. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, "Dave & Buster’s revenue plummets 56% during six weeks of closures," 12 June 2020 The brand name of Kalwall translucent panels was incorrectly spelled Kallwall in a Mansion article Friday about the home renovation of artist Richard Harrison. ... WSJ, "Corrections & Amplifications," 8 June 2020 Elder didn’t mention the brand name of the foam marking rounds used by Minneapolis police. NBC News, "What are rubber bullets? Weapons used on George Floyd protesters can maim and kill," 3 June 2020 Elder didn’t mention the brand name of the foam marking rounds used by Minneapolis police. Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, "Rubber bullets can kill, blind or maim people for life. Authorities continue to use them.," 3 June 2020 Elder didn't mention the brand name of the foam marking rounds used by Minneapolis police. Liz Szabo, CNN, "Police using rubber bullets on protestors that can blind, maim or kill," 3 June 2020 Unlike with trademarked brand names from companies like Apple, there is no official, definitive guideline on how to pronounce this one. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "You’re saying it wrong: How to say oft-mispronounced tech terms," 22 May 2020 The company operates under 15 brand names from coast to coast. Dallas News, "Hillstone restaurant employees say the company is forbidding them to wear masks," 5 May 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brand-name. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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brand-name

adjective
How to pronounce brand name (audio)

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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