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Webster 1913 Edition


Brand

Brand

,
Noun.
[OE.
brand
,
brond
, AS.
brand brond
brand, sword, from
byrnan
,
beornan
, to burn; akin to D., Dan., Sw., & G.
brand
brand, Icel.
brandr
a brand, blade of a sword. √32. See
Burn
,
Verb.
T.
, and cf.
Brandish
.]
1.
A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
Snatching a live
brand
from a wigwam, Mason threw it on a matted roof.
Palfrey.
2.
A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
[Poetic]
Tennyson.
Paradise, so late their happy seat,
Waved over by that flaming
brand
.
Milton.
3.
A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to designate the quality, manufacturer, etc., of the contents, or upon an animal, to designate ownership; – also, a mark for a similar purpose made in any other way, as with a stencil. Hence, figurately: Quality; kind; grade;
as, a good
brand
of flour
.
4.
A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
The
brand
of private vice.
Channing.
5.
An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
6.
(Bot.)
Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order
Pucciniæi
.

Brand

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Branded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Branding
.]
.
1.
To burn a distinctive mark into or upon with a hot iron, to indicate quality, ownership, etc., or to mark as infamous (as a convict).
2.
To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
3.
Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
The Inquisition
branded
its victims with infamy.
Prescott.
There were the enormities,
branded
and condemned by the first and most natural verdict of common humanity.
South.
4.
To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
As if it were
branded
on my mind.
Geo. Eliot.

Webster 1828 Edition


Brand

BRAND

,
Noun.
1.
A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
2.
A sword, either from brandishing, or from its glittering brightness; now obsolete,unless in poetry.
3.
A thunder-bolt.
4.
A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a criminal, or upon a cask; a stigma; any note of infamy.

BRAND

,
Verb.
T.
To burn or impress a mark with a hot iron; as, to brand a criminal, by way of punishment; or to brand a cask or any thing else, for the purpose of fixing a mark upon it.
1.
To fix a mark or character of infamy, in allusion to the branding of criminals; to stigmatize as infamous; as, to brand a vice with infamy.

Definition 2022


Brand

Brand

See also: brand and bränd

German

Noun

Brand m (genitive Brandes or Brands, plural Brände)

  1. fire (an accidental occurrence)

Declension

Derived terms

Proper noun

Brand n (genitive Brands)

  1. A municipality in Vorarlberg, Austria.
  2. A municipality in Bavaria, Germany.

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German brant, from Proto-Germanic *brandaz. Cognate with German Brand, Dutch brand, English brand, West Frisian brân.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʀɑnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Noun

Brand m (plural Bränn)

  1. fire

Synonyms

brand

brand

See also: Brand and bränd

English

Noun

brand (plural brands)

  1. (archaic or poetic) A piece of wood red-hot, or still burning, from the fire.
    • Palfrey
      Snatching a live brand from a wigwam, Mason threw it on a matted roof.
  2. (archaic) A sword.
    • John Milton
      Paradise, so late their happy seat, / Waved over by that flaming brand.
    • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      The shattering trumpet shrilleth high, / The hard brands shiver on the steel, / The splinter'd spear-shafts crack and fly, / The horse and rider reel
  3. A mark of ownership made by burning, e.g. on cattle, or to classify the contents of a cask.
  4. A branding iron.
  5. A name, symbol, logo, or other item used to distinguish a product or service, or its provider.
    • 1999, Bernd Schmitt, Experiential marketing, page 39:
      The Amtrak brand revitalization approach represents one of the most ambitious, comprehensive, and systematic experiential marketing approaches I have ever seen.
    • 2000, Duane E. Knapp, The Brandmindset, page 67:
      In this way, every Citibanker becomes a brand manager and an ambassador of the Citibank brand. ... Indeed, the Citibank brand will "never sleep"
    • 2010, Gayle Soucek, Marshall Field's: The Store That Helped Build Chicago, page 136:
      Mr. Lundgren claimed that Federated had conducted a focus group and the analysis showed that most people were either indifferent to the name change or preferred the Macy's brand.
  6. A specific product, service, or provider so distinguished.
    Some brands of breakfast cereal contain a lot of sugar.
  7. Any specific type or variety of something; a distinct style, manner.
    I didn't appreciate his particular brand of flattery.
    New Orleans brand sausage
    • 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Since the launch early last year of [] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
    • 2014 November 17, Roger Cohen, “The horror! The horror! The trauma of ISIS [print version: International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 9]”, in The New York Times:
      [O]ne minute this "Jihadi John" was struggling to get by, and get accepted, in drizzly England, unemployed with a mortgage to pay and a chip on his shoulder, and the next he stands in brilliant Levantine sunlight, where everything is clear and etched, at the vanguard of some Sunni Risorgimento intent on subjecting the world to its murderous brand of Wahhabi Islam.
  8. The reputation among some population of an organization, of the products sold under a particular brand name, or of a person.
    The company still has to do more to build the brand.
  9. Any minute fungus producing a burnt appearance in plants.

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Verb

brand (third-person singular simple present brands, present participle branding, simple past and past participle branded)

  1. (transitive) To burn the flesh with a hot iron, either as a marker (for criminals, slaves etc.) or to cauterise a wound.
    When they caught him, he was branded and then locked up.
  2. (transitive) To mark (especially cattle) with a brand as proof of ownership.
    The ranch hands had to brand every new calf by lunchtime.
  3. (transitive) To make an indelible impression on the memory or senses.
    Her face is branded upon my memory.
  4. (transitive) To stigmatize, label (someone).
    He was branded a fool by everyone that heard his story.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 29686887 , chapter II:
      I had never defrauded a man of a farthing, nor called him knave behind his back. But now the last rag that covered my nakedness had been torn from me. I was branded a blackleg, card-sharper, and murderer.
    • 2011 October 23, Phil McNulty, Man Utd 1-6 Man City”, in BBC Sport:
      As Ferguson strode briskly towards the Stretford End at the final whistle, he will have been reflecting on the extent of the challenge now facing him from the club he once branded "noisy neighbours".
  5. (transitive, marketing) To associate a product or service with a trademark or other name and related images.
    They branded the new detergent "Suds-O", with a nature scene inside a green O on the muted-colored recycled-cardboard box.

Translations

Adjective

brand (not comparable)

  1. (advertising) Associated with a particular product, service, or company.
    That computer company has brand recognition.
    Have we settled on our brand name?

Related terms


Danish

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /bran/, [b̥ʁanˀ]

Rhymes: -anˀ

Etymology

From Old Danish brand, from Old Norse brandr.

Noun

brand c (singular definite branden, plural indefinite brande)

  1. fire (large, destructive fire, as in a building)
  2. smut (plant disease)

Declension

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Etymology

From Old Dutch *brand, from Proto-Germanic *brandaz.

Noun

brand m (plural branden, diminutive brandje n)

  1. fire (such as a house fire)

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Verb

brand

  1. first-person singular present indicative of branden
  2. imperative of branden

French

Etymology

From Middle French brand, from Old French brant, from Frankish *brand, *brant (firebrand, flaming sword), from Proto-Germanic *brandaz (firebrand, torch, sword), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrenu- (to burn). Cognate with Old High German brant (fire, firebrand, burning iron), Old English brand (fire, flame, brand, torch, sword, weapon), Old Norse brandr (fire, firebrand, sword). More at English brand.

Noun

brand m (plural brands)

  1. (archaic) a sword

Icelandic

Noun

brand

  1. indefinite accusative singular of brandur

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English brand.

Noun

brand m (invariable)

  1. brand (product symbol)

Old Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse brandr.

Noun

brand

  1. fire (occurrence of fire in a certain place)

Descendants


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish brander, from Old Norse brandr, from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrenu-.

Pronunciation

Noun

brand c

  1. accidental, uncontrollable fire

Declension

Related terms

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