- 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 the 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: Middle 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
- brander noun
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- a. A trademark or distinctive name identifying a product or a manufacturer.b. A product line so identified: a popular brand of soap.c. 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.
- A mark of disgrace or notoriety; 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).
- To mark with or as if with a hot iron. See Synonyms at mark1.
- a. To mark to show ownership.b. To provide with or publicize using a brand name.
- To mark with disgrace or infamy; stigmatize.
- To impress firmly; fix ineradicably: Imagery of the war has branded itself into the national consciousness.
Origin: Middle English, torch, from Old English; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.
- brandˈer noun