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.
verb (used with object)
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 to:
to promote as a .
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.
rebreathing re·breath·ing (rē-brē’ðĭng) n. The partial or complete inhalation of previously exhaled gases.
[breyk] /breɪk/ verb (used with object), broke or (Archaic) brake; broken or (Archaic) broke; breaking. 1. to smash, split, or divide into parts violently; reduce to pieces or fragments: He broke a vase. 2. to infringe, ignore, or act contrary to (a law, rule, promise, etc.): She broke her promise. 3. to dissolve or annul […]
- Rebreathing anesthesia
rebreathing anesthesia n. An inhalation anesthesia technique in which a portion or all exhaled gases are inhaled after carbon dioxide has been removed by the anesthetic apparatus.
- Rebreathing technique
rebreathing technique n. Use of a breathing or anesthesia circuit in which exhaled air is afterwards inhaled either with or without absorption of CO2 from the exhaled air.