brand

[brand]

noun

verb (used with object)


Origin of brand

before 950; Middle English, Old English: burning, a burning piece of wood, torch, sword; cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand, Old Norse brandr; akin to burn1
Related formsbrand·er, nounbrand·less, adjectivenon·brand, adjectivere·brand, verb (used with object)

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Brand

[brand]

noun

Oscar,born 1920, U.S. folk singer, born in Canada.
a male given name.
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brand

noun

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
  1. a flaming torch
  2. a sword
a fungal disease of garden plants characterized by brown spots on the leaves, caused by the rust fungus Puccinia arenariae

verb (tr)

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
Derived Formsbranding, nounbrander, noun

Word Origin for brand

Old English brand-, related to Old Norse brandr, Old High German brant; see burn 1

Brand

noun

Russell, born 1975, English comedian and television presenter
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Word Origin and History for brand
n.

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.

v.

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.

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