verb (used with object)
Origin of brand
Synonyms for brand
Related Words for brandcharacter, quality, variety, logo, symbol, trademark, stigmatize, taint, sort, description, grade, make, class, cast, species, hallmark, emblem, stamp, sign, imprint
Examples from the Web for brand
Contemporary Examples of brand
“A guy drives up in a 2008 Mercedes, brand new,” Harry S. Connelly Jr. says in the video, according to the Times.Are Police Stealing People’s Property?
Joan Blades, Matt Kibbe
January 2, 2015
Even the legendary 1980s televisions show Dallas is back on the air, selling its twenty-first century brand of Texas bravado.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
The brand logo turned out to feature a graceful archer on horseback, in a Tatar national costume, poised to shoot his arrow.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible
December 25, 2014
But both of us being artists, and with no brand behind it, we were like, “Well, how do we do this on a budget?”#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project
December 24, 2014
The police inspected the backpack and found two brand new hammers.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of brand
He did not notice it and kept steadily at work, painting his "brand" into a corner.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
"I wonder what brand of home-brew made him think of that," said Linda.Her Father's Daughter
The title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market.The Devil's Dictionary
Mr. Brand, I am told, is to have his fortune made by uncle Harlowe and among them.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
But, covering her eyes, she flung the brand into the flames.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
- a flaming torch
- a sword
Word Origin for brand
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.