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marked with a branding iron to show ownership:
branded cattle.
Commerce. carrying the brand or trademark of a manufacturer:
branded merchandise.
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 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:
branded merchandise.
to promote as a brand name.
Contemporary Examples

Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ Jimmy So February 6, 2014
Exchanging Stories of Trauma Mark Baker August 18, 2013
Workers Earn Money on the Job for Losing Weight Eliza Shapiro April 9, 2013
New Phone-Tapping Scandal Plagues Sarkozy Tracy McNicoll March 13, 2014
The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians Marlow Stern October 19, 2014

Historical Examples

The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola
Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture; William Gannaway Brownlow

identifiable as being the product of a particular manufacturer or marketing company
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 sword

a fungal disease of garden plants characterized by brown spots on the leaves, caused by the rust fungus Puccinia arenariae
verb (transitive)
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


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