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brand name

a word, name, symbol, etc., especially one legally registered as a trademark, used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify its products distinctively from others of the same type and usually prominently displayed on its goods, in advertising, etc.
a product, line of products, or service bearing a widely known brand name.
Informal. a person who is notable or famous, especially in a particular field:
The reception was replete with brand names from politics and the arts.
Origin of brand name


[brand-neym] /ˈbrændˌneɪm/
having or being a brand name:
nationally known brand-name food products.
Informal. widely familiar; well-known:
Several brand-name personalities will be performing at the benefit.
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for brand name
  • There are programs that can give you a report of everywhere your brand name appears in print online.
  • Now, ironically, it is the traders who claim they are being cheated and their brand name violated.
  • The continuity of the brand name helps to disguise the fact that the product itself has been through several life cycles.
  • It can also use its brand name to sell all sorts of products.
  • brand name toys were a rarity because no one was advertising to create the brands.
  • The solicitation will be issued for brand name only for critical kit items and brand name or equal for miscellaneous parts.
British Dictionary definitions for brand name

brand name

another name for brand (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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