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Brand - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Brand' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Brand [ v. t.]
- A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
- A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
- 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.
- A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
- An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
- Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniaei.
- 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).
- To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
- Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
- To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.

Meaning of 'Brand' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . brand [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a symbol of disgrace or infamy
Example in sentence:
  • And the Lord set a mark upon Cain
Meaning (2):
- a recognizable kind
Example in sentence:
  • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now;
  • what make of car is that?
3 . brand [ v]
Meaning (3):
- to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
Example in sentence:
  • He denounced the government action;
  • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
Meaning (4):
- mark or expose as infamous
Example in sentence:
  • She was branded a loose woman
Meaning (5):
- mark with a brand or trademark
Example in sentence:
  • when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price