brand definition

  • noun:
    • A trademark or unique name distinguishing an item or a manufacturer.
    • A product line so identified: a favorite brand of soap.
    • a unique category; a particular type: a brand of comedy that I do not maintain.
    • A mark showing identity or ownership, burned on conceal of an animal with a hot iron.
    • A mark burned to the skin of crooks.
    • A mark of disgrace or notoriety; a stigma. See Synonyms at stain.
    • A branding metal.
    • a bit of burning or charred timber.
    • A sword: "So flashed and dropped the brand Excalibur” ( Tennyson).
    • an item of timber red-hot, or nevertheless burning up, from the fire.
    • A sword.
    • A mark of ownership created by burning, e.g. in cattle.
    • A branding iron.
    • A name, symbol, logo design, or other item always differentiate something or service, or its supplier.
    • a particular item, service, or provider so distinguished.
    • Any particular type or number of one thing; a distinct design, manner.
    • The reputation among some populace of an organization, regarding the items sold under a particular brand name, or of people.
    • A burning bit of timber; or a stick or piece of timber partially burnt, whether burning up or after the fire is extinct.
    • A sword, so named from its glittering or flashing brightness.
    • A mark created by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to designate the high quality, producer, etc., associated with articles, or upon an animal, to designate ownership; -- in addition, a mark for the same purpose built in some other method, just like a stencil. Hence, figurately: Quality; sort; level.
    • A mark put-upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any level of infamy or vice; a stigma.
    • An instrument to brand name with; a branding metal.
    • Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniæi.
    • A burning bit of lumber, or a stick or bit of wood partly burned.
    • A sword.
    • A mark produced by burning up with a hot metal, as upon a cask, to indicate the producer or perhaps the top-notch the contents, etc., or upon an animal as a method of identification; a trademark; thus, a mark manufactured in alternative methods than by burning, as by cutting or painting.
    • Quality or sort, as suggested by a brand: as, flour of a beneficial brand name.
    • A mark formerly put upon criminals with a hot metal, typically to point the character of their crime and for recognition; therefore, any mark of infamy; a stigma.
    • an illness of flowers which generally appears as blackish pustules, resembling burned places, the cause of the disease being some parasitic fungus.
    • identification mark-on skin, produced by burning
    • emblematic of disgrace or infamy
    • a cutting or thrusting weapon that an extended material blade and a hilt with a hand shield
    • a name directed at an item or service
    • a recognizable type
    • an item of wood that's been burned or is burning up
  • verb-transitive:
    • To mark with or just as if with a hot iron. See Synonyms at mark1.
    • To mark to exhibit ownership.
    • to present with or publicize making use of a brand title.
    • To mark with disgrace or infamy; stigmatize.
    • To wow solidly; fix ineradicably: Imagery of the war features labeled it self to the nationwide consciousness.
    • To burn a unique level into or upon with a hot iron, to point high quality, ownership, etc., or even mark as infamous (as a convict).
    • To put a genuine distinctive mark upon in just about any other means, much like a stencil, to exhibit quality of items, title of make, etc.
    • Fig.: to repair a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
    • To mark or wow indelibly, as with a hot iron.
  • verb:
    • To burn the skin with a hot metal, either as a marker (for criminals, slaves etc.) or to cauterise a wound.
    • To mark (especially cattle) with a brand as evidence of ownership.
    • to help make an indelible effect in the memory or senses.
    • To stigmatize, label (some body).
    • To associate a product or solution with a trademark or other name and associated photos.
    • to accuse or condemn or freely or formally or brand as disgraceful
    • mark or reveal as infamous
    • level with a brand or trademark
    • burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of pets
  • adjective:
    • connected with a certain product, solution, or business.
  • others:
    • To burn or wow a mark upon with, or as though with, a hot metal.
    • To mark in a few other means, as with a pigment: as, to brand sheep.
    • To mark with a hot iron as a punishment for crime.
    • [Branding had been formerly a punishment for assorted offenses, but is not any longer practised in civilized nations.]
    • to repair a mark or personality of infamy upon; stigmatize as infamous; as, to brand an act with infamy.

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