a word, name, symbol, etc., especially one legally registered as a trademark, used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify its products distinctively from others of the same type and usually prominently displayed on its goods, in advertising, etc.
a product, line of products, or service bearing a widely known brand name.
Informal. a person who is notable or famous, especially in a particular field:
The reception was replete with brand names from politics and the arts.
having or being a brand name:
nationally known brand-name food products.
Informal. widely familiar; well-known:
Several brand-name personalities will be performing at the benefit.
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another name for brand (sense 2)
noun (informal) a person who insists on buying one particular brand of clothing or other commodity
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to try to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution, but contains a link to a fake website that replicates the real one. to make (someone) a victim in this way: If you’ve been […]