- 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.
Origin of brand
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Examples from the Web for rebranded
It won him over, and in 1981, he succeeded Stanley, and rebranded it “ATLAH,” which stands for "All the Land Anointed Holy."‘Crazy’ Harlem Pastor Hates on Obama and Gays
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Take, for example, the recently rebranded Popeyes Bahamas Bowl to be held on Christmas Eve.Welcome to the 2014 College Football Season: Exploitation, Florida State, and the Accused
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After the elder Paul was eclipsed by his son, Stinnett rebranded.Inside the World of Rand Paul Swag
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ValuJet was then merged with AirWays Corporation and rebranded as AirTran.Malaysia Airlines Is Going Down
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The chances are Snyder would have had to rebranded the athletic program by now.The Native Americans Who Voted for ‘The Fighting Sioux’
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A big man froze me off my land, and some one rebranded my few head of stock.Lorimer of the Northwest
- Russell, born 1975, English comedian and television presenter
- a particular product or a characteristic that serves to identify a particular product
- a trade name or trademark
- a particular kind or varietyhe 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; stigmahe 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
- to label, burn, or mark with or as with a brand
- to place indelibly in the memorythe scene of slaughter was branded in their minds
- to denounce; stigmatizethey branded him a traitor
- to give a product a distinctive identity by means of characteristic design, packaging, etc
Word Origin and History for rebranded
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.