Oscar, born 1920, U.S. folk singer, born in Canada.
a male given name.
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 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
Russell, born 1975, English comedian and television presenter
Old English brand, brond “fire, flame; firebrand, piece of burning wood, torch,” and (poetic) “sword,” from Proto-Germanic *brandaz (cf. Old Norse brandr, Old High German brant, Old Frisian brond “firebrand, blade of a sword,” German brand “fire”), from root *bran-/*bren- (see burn (v.)). Meaning “identifying mark made by a hot iron” (1550s) broadened by 1827 to “a particular make of goods.” Brand name is from 1922.
c.1400, “to brand, cauterize; stigmatize,” originally of criminal marks or cauterized wounds, from brand (n.). As a means of marking property, 1580s; figuratively from c.1600, often in a bad sense, with the criminal marking in mind. Related: Branded; branding.
- Oscar II
noun 1. 1829–1907, king of Sweden 1872–1907; king of Norway 1872–1905. noun 1. 1829–1907, king of Sweden (1872–1907) and of Norway (1872–1905)
abbreviation 1. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe
[os-ee-oh-luh, oh-sey‐] /ˌɒs iˈoʊ lə, ˌoʊ seɪ‐/ noun 1. 1804–38, U.S. Indian leader: chief of the Seminole tribe.
oscheal os·che·al (ŏs’kē-əl) adj. Relating to the scrotum.