1. a name given to a product or service;
[syn: trade name, brand name, brand, marque]
2. a recognizable kind;
- Example: "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"
- Example: "what make of car is that?"
[syn: brand, make]
3. identification mark on skin, made by burning;
4. a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning;
[syn: brand, firebrand]
5. a symbol of disgrace or infamy;
- Example: "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
[syn: mark, stigma, brand, stain]
6. a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard;
[syn: sword, blade, brand, steel]
1. burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals;
2. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful;
- Example: "He denounced the government action"
- Example: "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
[syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark]
3. mark with a brand or trademark;
- Example: "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
[syn: brand, trademark, brandmark]
4. mark or expose as infamous;
- Example: "She was branded a loose woman"
[syn: post, brand]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brand \Brand\, v. 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). [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon. [1913 Webster] The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] There were the enormities, branded and condemned by the first and most natural verdict of common humanity. --South. [1913 Webster] 4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron. [1913 Webster] As if it were branded on my mind. --Geo. Eliot. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brand \Brand\, n. [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. [root]32. See Burn, v. 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. [1913 Webster] Snatching a live brand from a wigwam, Mason threw it on a matted roof. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster] 2. A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness. [Poetic] --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma. [1913 Webster] The brand of private vice. --Channing. [1913 Webster] 5. An instrument to brand with; a branding iron. [1913 Webster] 6. (Bot.) Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Puccini[ae]i. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
brand n 1: a name given to a product or service [syn: trade name, brand name, brand, marque] 2: a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?" [syn: brand, make] 3: identification mark on skin, made by burning 4: a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning [syn: brand, firebrand] 5: a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis [syn: mark, stigma, brand, stain] 6: a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard [syn: sword, blade, brand, steel] v 1: burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals 2: to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock" [syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark] 3: mark with a brand or trademark; "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price" [syn: brand, trademark, brandmark] 4: mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman" [syn: post, brand]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
381 Moby Thesaurus words for "brand": acid, actual cautery, aroma, ash, ashes, aspersion, attaint, attribute, badge, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bedaub, bend sinister, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, bespatter, bestain, billhead, birthmark, black eye, black mark, blacken, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blister, blood, bloodstain, blot, blotch, blow upon, blur, body-build, book stamp, bookplate, brand iron, branding iron, breed, broad arrow, burn, burn in, burn off, burning ember, butane lighter, cachet, calx, carbon, cast, caste mark, caustic, cauter, cauterant, cauterize, cauterizer, cautery, censure, chalk, chalk up, champain, char, character, characteristic, characteristics, characterize, charcoal, check, check off, checkmark, cicatrix, cicatrize, cigarette lighter, cinder, clan, clinker, coal, coke, colophon, color, complexion, composition, configuration, constituents, constitution, coom, corrosive, counterfoil, countermark, crack, crasis, cupel, cut, dab, dapple, darken, daub, defame, defile, define, delimit, demarcate, denomination, description, designation, dharma, diathesis, differentia, differential, dirty, disapprove, discolor, discoloration, discredit, disgrace, disparage, disparagement, disposition, distinctive feature, docket, dot, dross, earmark, electrocautery, ember, engrave, engraving, escharotic, ethos, expose, expose to infamy, eyesore, feather, feature, fiber, figure, firebrand, flambeau, flame, flavor, fleck, flick, flint, flint and steel, flyspeck, form, found, frame, freckle, fume, gash, genius, genre, genus, gibbet, government mark, government stamp, grain, graving, gust, habit, hack, hallmark, hang in effigy, hatch, hot iron, hue, humor, humors, identify, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, igniter, ilk, impress, impression, imprint, imputation, index, individualism, jot, keynote, kidney, kin, kind, label, lava, lentigo, letterhead, light, lighter, line, lineaments, live coal, logo, logotype, lot, lunar caustic, macula, maculation, macule, make, make a mark, maker, makeup, manner, mannerism, manufacturer, mark, mark of Cain, mark off, mark out, marking, masthead, mat burn, mold, mole, mordant, mottle, moxa, nature, nevus, nick, notch, number, odium, odor, onus, oxidate, oxidize, parch, particularity, patch, peculiarity, pencil, pepper, persuasion, phylum, physique, pillory, pillorying, plate, point, point champain, polka dot, portfire, potential cautery, price tag, prick, print, property, punch, punctuate, puncture, pyrolyze, quality, quirk, race, radium, reek, reflection, registered trademark, reprimand, reproach, riddle, running head, running title, savor, scald, scar, scarification, scarify, scorch, score, scoria, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal, seam, sear, second-degree burn, shape, sigil, signet, singe, singularity, slag, slubber, slur, smack, smear, smirch, smoke, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soil, solder, somatotype, soot, sort, sparker, spatter, specialty, species, speck, speckle, spill, spirit, splash, splatter, splotch, spot, stain, stamp, sticker, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, stigmatize, strain, strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe, stub, style, suchness, sullage, sully, sunburn, sunscald, swinge, system, tab, tag, taint, tally, tang, taper, tarnish, taste, tattoo, tattoo mark, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, the like of, the likes of, third-degree burn, tick, tick off, ticket, title page, tittle, token, tone, torch, torrefy, trace, trade name, trademark, trademark name, trait, tribe, trick, type, underline, underscore, variety, vein, vesicate, vilify, vulcanize, watermark, way, weld, windburn