Brand meaning

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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.

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A mark burned into the flesh of criminals or slaves.
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An association of disgrace or notoriety with something; a stigma.
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To mark with a hot iron, as to show ownership.

Branded the steer.

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To provide with or publicize using a brand name or other readily recognized identifier.

A line of cars branded with mythological names.

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A piece of burning or charred wood.
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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.

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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.

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A mark indicating identity or ownership, burned on the hide of an animal with a hot iron.
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A branding iron.
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A sword.
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To consider or label as disgraceful or infamous; stigmatize.

Branded the deserters as cowards.

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To impress firmly; fix ineradicably.

Imagery of the war has branded itself into the national consciousness.

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A stick that is burning or partially burned.
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A mark of disgrace; stigma.
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(archaic) A sword.
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To mark with or as with a brand.
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To put a mark of disgrace on; stigmatize.
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To market (products) by means of branding.
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(archaic or poetic) A piece of wood red-hot, or still burning, from the fire.
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(archaic) A sword.

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A mark of ownership made by burning, e.g. on cattle, or to classify the contents of a cask.
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A branding iron.
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A name, symbol, logo, or other item used to distinguish a product or service, or its provider.
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A specific product, service, or provider so distinguished.

Some brands of breakfast cereal contain a lot of sugar.

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I didn't appreciate his particular brand of flattery.
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New Orleans brand sausage.
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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.

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Any minute fungus producing a burnt appearance in plants.
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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.

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To mark (especially cattle) with a brand as proof of ownership.

The ranch hands had to brand every new calf by lunchtime.

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To make an indelible impression on the memory or senses.

Her face is branded upon my memory.

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To stigmatize, label (someone).

He was branded a fool by everyone that heard his story.

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(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.

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(advertising) Associated with a particular product, service, or company.

That computer company has brand recognition.

Have we settled on our brand name?

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Origin of brand

  • Middle English torch from Old English gwher- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English brand (“fire, flame”), from Proto-Germanic *brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

    From Wiktionary