- The definition of a brand is an identifying name or mark of a company, or a specific product made by a company.
- An example of a brand is Coca-Cola.
- An example of a brand is Diet Coke.
- A brand is defined as a hot stick used to mark property or animals.
An example of a brand is a metal poker with a stamp on the end.
- To brand is to mark property or livestock with a heated stamp.
An example of to brand is to mark cattle when they arrive at a farm.
- a stick that is burning or partially burned
- a mark burned on the skin with a hot iron, formerly used to punish and identify criminals, now used on cattle to show ownership
- the iron thus used
- a mark of disgrace; stigma
- an identifying mark or label on the products of a particular company; trademark
- the kind or make of a commodity: a new brand of tea
- a special kind: his brand of nonsense
- Archaic a sword
Origin of brandMiddle English ; from Old English brand, brond, a flame, torch, sword ; from base of biernan, brinnan, burn
- to mark with or as with a brand
- to put a mark of disgrace on; stigmatize
- to market (products) by branding
- a. A trademark or distinctive name identifying a product, service, or organization.b. A product or service so identified: bought a popular brand of soap.c. An association of positive qualities with a widely recognized name, as of a product line or celebrity: The company tried to improve its brand by donating money to charity.d. A distinctive category; a particular kind: a brand of comedy that I do not care for.
- A mark indicating identity or ownership, burned on the hide of an animal with a hot iron.
- A mark burned into the flesh of criminals or slaves.
- An association of disgrace or notoriety with something; a stigma. See Synonyms at stain.
- A branding iron.
- A piece of burning or charred wood.
- A sword: “So flashed and fell the brand Excalibur” (Tennyson).
transitive verbbrand·ed, brand·ing, brands
- To mark with a hot iron, as to show ownership: branded the steer.
- To provide with or publicize using a brand name or other readily recognized identifier: a line of cars branded with mythological names.
- To consider or label as disgraceful or infamous; stigmatize: branded the deserters as cowards.
- To impress firmly; fix ineradicably: Imagery of the war has branded itself into the national consciousness.
Origin of brandMiddle English, torch, from Old English; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.
- (archaic or poetic) A piece of wood red-hot, or still burning, from the fire.
- (archaic) A sword.
- A mark of ownership made by burning, e.g. on cattle, or to classify the contents of a cask.
- A branding iron.
- A name, symbol, logo, or other item used to distinguish a product or service, or its provider.
- A specific product, service, or provider so distinguished.
- Some brands of breakfast cereal contain a lot of sugar.
- I didn't appreciate his particular brand of flattery.
- New Orleans brand sausage
- The reputation among some population of an organization, of the products sold under a particular brand name, or of a person.
- The company still has to do more to build the brand.
- Any minute fungus producing a burnt appearance in plants.
(third-person singular simple present brands, present participle branding, simple past and past participle branded)
- To burn the flesh with a hot iron, either as a marker (for criminals, slaves etc.) or to cauterise a wound.
- When they caught him, he was branded and then locked up.
- To mark (especially cattle) with a brand as proof of ownership.
- The ranch hands had to brand every new calf by lunchtime.
- To make an indelible impression on the memory or senses.
- Her face is branded upon my memory.
- To stigmatize, label (someone).
- He was branded a fool by everyone that heard his story.
- (marketing) To associate a product or service with a trademark or other name and related images.
- They branded the new detergent "Suds-O", with a nature scene inside a green O on the muted-colored recycled-cardboard box.
- (advertising) Associated with a particular product, service, or company.
- That computer company has brand recognition.
- Have we settled on our brand name?
Old English brand (“fire, flame”), from Proto-Germanic *brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.