kind, grade, or make, as indicated by a stamp, trademark, or the like:
the best brand of coffee.
a mark made by burning or otherwise, to indicate kind, grade, make, ownership, etc.
a mark formerly put upon criminals with a hot iron.
any mark of disgrace; stigma.
a kind or variety of something distinguished by some distinctive characteristic:
The movie was filled with slapstick—a brand of humor he did not find funny.
a burning or partly burned piece of wood.
Archaic. a sword.
to label or mark with or as if with a brand.
to mark with disgrace or infamy; stigmatize.
to impress indelibly:
The plane crash was branded on her mind.
to give a brand name to:
to promote as a brand name.
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a particular product or a characteristic that serves to identify a particular product
a trade name or trademark
a particular kind or variety: he had his own brand of humour
an identifying mark made, usually by burning, on the skin of animals or (formerly) slaves or criminals, esp as a proof of ownership
an iron heated and used for branding animals, etc
a mark of disgrace or infamy; stigma: he bore the brand of a coward
a burning or burnt piece of wood, as in a fire
(archaic or poetic)
a flaming torch
a fungal disease of garden plants characterized by brown spots on the leaves, caused by the rust fungus Puccinia arenariae
to label, burn, or mark with or as with a brand
to place indelibly in the memory: the scene of slaughter was branded in their minds
to denounce; stigmatize: they branded him a traitor
to give a product a distinctive identity by means of characteristic design, packaging, etc
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kind, grade, or make, as indicated by a stamp, trademark, or the like: the best brand of coffee. a mark made by burning or otherwise, to indicate kind, grade, make, ownership, etc. a mark formerly put upon criminals with a hot iron. any mark of disgrace; stigma. branding iron. a kind or variety of something […]
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