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English Dictionary: brand by the DICT Development Group
3 results for brand
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a name given to a product or service [syn: trade name, brand name, brand, marque]
  2. a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
    Synonym(s): brand, make
  3. identification mark on skin, made by burning
  4. a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
    Synonym(s): brand, firebrand
  5. a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
    Synonym(s): mark, stigma, brand, stain
  6. a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    Synonym(s): sword, blade, brand, steel
  1. burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
  2. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
    Synonym(s): stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark
  3. mark with a brand or trademark; "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
    Synonym(s): brand, trademark, brandmark
  4. mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
    Synonym(s): post, brand
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Brand \Brand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Branded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To burn a distinctive mark into or upon with a hot iron,
            to indicate quality, ownership, etc., or to mark as
            infamous (as a convict).
      2. To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way,
            as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of
            manufacture, etc.
      3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
                     The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy.
                     There were the enormities, branded and condemned by
                     the first and most natural verdict of common
                     humanity.                                          --South.
      4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
                     As if it were branded on my mind.      --Geo. Eliot.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Brand \Brand\, n. [OE. brand, brond, AS. brand brond brand,
      sword, from byrnan, beornan, to burn; akin to D., Dan., Sw.,
      & G. brand brand, Icel. brandr a brand, blade of a sword.
      [root]32. See {Burn}, v. t., and cf. {Brandish}.]
      1. A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood
            partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is
                     Snatching a live brand from a wigwam, Mason threw it
                     on a matted roof.                              --Palfrey.
      2. A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing
            brightness. [Poetic] --Tennyson.
                     Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by
                     that flaming brand.                           --Milton.
      3. A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to
            designate the quality, manufacturer, etc., of the
            contents, or upon an animal, to designate ownership; --
            also, a mark for a similar purpose made in any other way,
            as with a stencil. Hence, figurately: Quality; kind;
            grade; as, a good brand of flour.
      4. A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark
            of infamy or vice; a stigma.
                     The brand of private vice.                  --Channing.
      5. An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
      6. (Bot.) Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance
            in plants. The brands are of many species and several
            genera of the order {Puccini[91]i}.
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