[ brand ]
/ brænd /
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)
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM brandbrand·er, nounbrand·less, adjectivenon·brand, adjectivere·brand, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for non-brand (1 of 2)
/ (brænd) /
Russell, born 1975, English comedian and television presenter
British Dictionary definitions for non-brand (2 of 2)
/ (brænd) /
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
Derived forms of brandbranding, nounbrander, noun
Word Origin for brand
Old English brand-, related to Old Norse brandr, Old High German brant; see burn 1
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