brand

If your friend buys her jeans based on the brand, it means that the name on the label of her pants is very important to her. A brand is a product name.

The cereal aisle at the grocery store is a good place to see how many different brands there are of the same product. A company name, or the name it invents for a particular item or service, is a brand. Another kind of brand is the verb that means to mark or name something in a negative way. If you brand your classmate as a bully, you accuse him of bullying and expose his behavior to other people.

Primary Meanings of brand

1.
nv
a name given to a product or service
mark with a brand or trademark
2.
n
a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
3.
n
a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
Full Definitions of brand
1

n a name given to a product or service

Synonyms:
brand name, marque, trade name
Types:
label, recording label
trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
Type of:
name
a language unit by which a person or thing is known

n identification mark on skin, made by burning

Type of:
mark, marker, marking
a distinguishing symbol

n a recognizable kind

“there's a new brand of hero in the movies now”
Synonyms:
make
Type of:
form, kind, sort, variety
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

n a symbol of disgrace or infamy

Synonyms:
mark, stain, stigma
Types:
demerit
a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
bar sinister, bend sinister
a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
cloven foot, cloven hoof
the mark of Satan
Type of:
symbol
an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

v mark with a brand or trademark

“when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price”
Synonyms:
brandmark, trademark
Type of:
label, mark, tag
attach a tag or label to

v burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals

Type of:
mark
make or leave a mark on

v mark or expose as infamous

“She was branded a loose woman”
Synonyms:
post
Type of:
call
ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

v accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

Synonyms:
denounce, mark, stigmatise, stigmatize
Type of:
label
assign a label to; designate with a label
2

n a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

Synonyms:
firebrand
Type of:
firewood
wood used for fuel
3

n a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

Synonyms:
blade, steel, sword
Examples:
Excalibur
the legendary sword of King Arthur
Types:
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backsword
a sword with only one cutting edge
broadsword
a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab
cavalry sword, saber, sabre
a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
cutlas, cutlass
a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors
falchion
a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
fencing sword
a sword used in the sport of fencing
rapier, tuck
a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
claymore
a large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
epee
a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade
foil
a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
saber, sabre
a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
scimitar
a curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade
Type of:
arm, weapon, weapon system
any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

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