Definition of Brand

1. Noun. A name given to a product or service.

Exact synonyms: Brand Name, Marque, Trade Name
Examples of language type: Kinetoscope, Lidocaine, Xylocaine, Polaroid, Tampax, K-dur 20, K-lor, K-lyte, Kaochlor, Klorvess, Potash Muriate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Muriate, Simoniz, Achromycin, Acrilan, Activase, Acular, Adrenalin, Advil, Agene, Aldactone, Aldomet, Alkeran, Altace, Alupent, Ansaid, Antabuse, Antivert, Arava, Argyrol, Aristocort, Aristopak, Atabrine, Atarax, Ativan, Atromid-s, Atrovent, Aureomycin, Baycol, Bayer, Bendopa, Blocadren, Brevibloc, Brocadopa, Butazolidin, Calan, Carafate, Cardizem, Cataflam, Catapres, Cefobid, Celebrex, Chlor-trimeton, Cialis, Cipro, Claforan, Clinoril, Clomid, Corgard, Coricidin, Cortef, Cortone Acetate, Coumadin, Cuprimine, Dalmane, Daricon, Darvon, Daypro, Decadron, Declomycin, Deltasone, Demerol, Depokene, Desyrel, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexedrine, Dexone, Diabeta, Dilantin, Dilaudid, Diuril, Dolobid, Dopastat, Doriden, Dramamine, Durabolin, Dynapen, E-mycin, Edecrin, Elixophyllin, Emeside, Empirin, Enbrel, Enkaid, Equanil, Ergotrate Maleate, Erythrocin, Esidrix, Estronol, Ethocaine, Ethrane, Ethril, Feldene, Flagyl, Flaxedil, Flexeril, Fortaz, Fulvicin, Gantrisin, Garamycin, Gemonil, Glucophage, Glucotrol, Halcion, Haldol, Hemofil, Hexadrol, Humulin, Hyazyme, Hydrocortone, Hydrodiuril, Hyperstat, Hytrin, Ilosone, Imavate, Inderal, Indocin, Inocor, Intropin, Isoptin, Isordil, Isuprel, Kabolin, Kantrex, Kavrin, Keflex, Keflin, Keftab, Kemadrin, Kenalog, Kotex, Lactaid, Lamisil, Lanoxin, Larodopa, Lasix, Ledercillin Vk, Lescol, Leukeran, Libritabs, Librium, Lincocin, Lipo-lutin, Liquid Pred, Lodine, Lopid, Lorfan, Loxitane, Lozal, Macrodantin, Magic Marker, Mandelamine, Marplan, Mavik, Mebaral, Meclomen, Mefoxin, Mellaril, Meprin, Merthiolate, Mesantoin, Meticorten, Mevacor, Mexitil, Micronase, Microzide, Milontin, Miltown, Minipress, Minocin, Mithracin, Moban, Monistat, Motrin, Mutamycin, Mycostatin, Mysoline, Nalfon, Naprosyn, Naqua, Narcan, Nardil, Navane, Nebcin, Nembutal, Neobiotic, Nitrospan, Nitrostat, Norflex, Norlutin, Novocain, Nuprin, Nydrazid, Nystan, Oncovin, Oradexon, Orasone, Orinase, Orudis, Orudis Kt, Oruvail, Osmitrol, Pamelor, Paxil, Pediamycin, Pediapred, Pentothal, Pepcid, Periactin, Peritrate, Phenergan, Pipracil, Pitocin, Pitressin, Placidyl, Plaquenil, Plavix, Pneumovax, Polaroid Camera, Polaroid Land Camera, Polycillin, Pravachol, Prelone, Prevacid, Prilosec, Principen, Prinival, Privine, Procardia, Prosom, Prostigmin, Provera, Prozac, Purinethol, Pyridium, Quaalude, Quinidex, Quinora, Rau-sed, Raudixin, Relafen, Remicade, Restoril, Rifadin, Rimactane, Ritalin, Robaxin, Rocephin, Sandril, Sarafem, Saran Wrap, Seconal, Sectral, Serax, Serpasil, Serzone, Sk-ampicillin, Slo-bid, Sporanox, St. Joseph, Sudafed, Sulamyd, Tagamet, Talwin, Tambocor, Tandearil, Tazicef, Theobid, Thorazine, Tofranil, Tolectin, Tolinase, Tonocard, Toradol, Torodal, Trental, Triavil, Ultracef, Urex, Valium, Vancocin, Vasomax, Vasotec, Velban, Versed, Viagra, Vioxx, Virazole, Visken, Vistaril, Voltaren, Wytensin, Xanax, Zamboni, Zantac, Zarontin, Zestril, Zimmer, Zimmer Frame, Zocor, Zoloft
Generic synonyms: Name
Specialized synonyms: Label, Recording Label

2. Verb. Burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals.
Generic synonyms: Mark

3. Noun. A recognizable kind. "What make of car is that?"
Exact synonyms: Make
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety
Derivative terms: Make, Make

4. Verb. To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful. "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
Exact synonyms: Denounce, Mark, Stigmatise, Stigmatize
Generic synonyms: Label
Derivative terms: Denouncement, Denunciative, Mark, Stigmatisation, Stigma, Stigmatization

5. Noun. Identification mark on skin, made by burning.
Generic synonyms: Mark, Marker, Marking

6. Verb. Mark with a brand or trademark. "When this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
Exact synonyms: Brandmark, Trademark
Generic synonyms: Label, Mark, Tag

7. Noun. A piece of wood that has been burned or is burning.
Exact synonyms: Firebrand
Generic synonyms: Firewood

8. Verb. Mark or expose as infamous. "She was branded a loose woman"
Exact synonyms: Post
Generic synonyms: Call

9. Noun. A symbol of disgrace or infamy. "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"
Exact synonyms: Mark, Stain, Stigma
Specialized synonyms: Demerit, Bar Sinister, Bend Sinister, Cloven Foot, Cloven Hoof
Generic synonyms: Symbol
Derivative terms: Mark, Stain, Stigmatic, Stigmatize

10. Noun. A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard.
Exact synonyms: Blade, Steel, Sword
Specialized synonyms: Backsword, Broadsword, Cavalry Sword, Saber, Sabre, Cutlas, Cutlass, Falchion, Fencing Sword, Rapier, Tuck
Terms within: Blade, Foible, Forte, Haft, Helve, Hilt, Peak, Point, Tip
Specialized synonyms: Excalibur
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System

Definition of Brand

1. n. A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.

2. v. t. 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).

Definition of Brand

1. Noun. (archaic or poetic) A piece of wood red-hot, or still burning, from the fire. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A sword. ¹

3. Noun. A mark of ownership made by burning, e.g. on cattle. ¹

4. Noun. A branding iron. ¹

5. Noun. A name, symbol, logo, or other item used to distinguish a product, service, or it provider. ¹

6. Noun. A specific product, service, or provider so distinguished. ¹

7. Noun. Any specific type or variety of something; a distinct style, manner. ¹

8. Noun. The reputation among some population of an organization, of the products sold under a particular brand name, or of a person. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To burn the flesh with a hot iron, either as a marker (for criminals, slaves etc.) or to cauterise a wound. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To mark (especially cattle) with a brand as proof of ownership. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To make an indelible impression on the memory or senses. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To stigmatize, label (someone). ¹

13. Verb. (transitive marketing) To associate a product or service with a trademark or other name and related images. ¹

14. Adjective. (context: advertising) Associated with a particular product, service, or company. ¹

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Definition of Brand

1. to mark with a hot iron [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Brand

1. 1. A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct. "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. "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. Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniaei. Origin: 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. See Burn, and cf. Brandish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brand

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Literary usage of Brand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"brand maintained children of indigent parente, and put them to trades. ... brand spent little on himself. His charities were computed to amount to above ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"Complainant prayed process and that the defendants might answer the bill under oath ; that the two deeds of B. Mackall, Sr., trustee, and brand, trustee, ..."

3. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1875)
"The patriot Leofric, Leofric, wounded in the great battle, had found his way I home, and had died on the festival of All Saints.1 The brand monks of his ..."

4. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... Wav'd over by that flaming brand, the gate With dreadful faces throng'd and fiery arms: Some natural tears they dropt, but wip'd them foon j 645 The ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1907)
"brand WHITLOCK. Mayor of Toledo brand WHITLOCK Author of THE ... DISTRICT brand Whitlock's first novel, THE 13TH DISTRICT, has bee/" called by President ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1919)
"... a certain private brand of the seller, and a provision that the buyer need not take more than the quantity of liquor he could sell under said brand, ..."

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