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branded

[bran-did] /ˈbræn dɪd/
adjective
1.
marked with a branding iron to show ownership:
branded cattle.
2.
Commerce. carrying the brand or trademark of a manufacturer:
branded merchandise.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; brand + -ed3
Related forms
nonbranded, adjective
well-branded, adjective

brand

[brand] /brænd/
noun
1.
kind, grade, or make, as indicated by a stamp, trademark, or the like:
the best brand of coffee.
2.
a mark made by burning or otherwise, to indicate kind, grade, make, ownership, etc.
3.
a mark formerly put upon criminals with a hot iron.
4.
any mark of disgrace; stigma.
6.
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.
7.
a burning or partly burned piece of wood.
8.
Archaic. a sword.
verb (used with object)
9.
to label or mark with or as if with a brand.
10.
to mark with disgrace or infamy; stigmatize.
11.
to impress indelibly:
The plane crash was branded on her mind.
12.
to give a brand name to:
branded merchandise.
13.
to promote as a brand name.
Origin
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
Related forms
brander, noun
brandless, adjective
nonbrand, adjective
rebrand, verb (used with object)
Synonyms
4. stain, spot, blot, taint.
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Examples for branded
  • But he could not relay that message to the tribe for fear of being branded a traitor, or killed.
  • Wit which borders on profaneness deserves to be branded with folly.
  • Purists, however, have energetically denounced it and sometimes branded its presence as a sign of stylistic depravity.
  • Flour is branded under different names to suit manufacturer or dealer.
  • It would be not merely traced on the mind, but branded into it.
  • Coker has come up with a recipe for success called the branded viral movie predictor algorithm.
  • The point is, it doesn't matter how you identify yourself, you will be branded as you are perceived.
  • Gang members, branded by their skin art, are given a fresh start with laser surgery to remove previously permanent tattoos.
  • Time has branded them and fettered they are lodged in the room of the infinite possibilities they have ousted.
  • The space is branded somehow so that users know that this is the research help hub.
British Dictionary definitions for branded

branded

/ˈbrændɪd/
adjective
1.
identifiable as being the product of a particular manufacturer or marketing company

brand

/brænd/
noun
1.
a particular product or a characteristic that serves to identify a particular product
2.
a trade name or trademark
3.
a particular kind or variety he had his own brand of humour
4.
an identifying mark made, usually by burning, on the skin of animals or (formerly) slaves or criminals, esp as a proof of ownership
5.
an iron heated and used for branding animals, etc
6.
a mark of disgrace or infamy; stigma he bore the brand of a coward
7.
a burning or burnt piece of wood, as in a fire
8.
(archaic or poetic)
  1. a flaming torch
  2. a sword
9.
a fungal disease of garden plants characterized by brown spots on the leaves, caused by the rust fungus Puccinia arenariae
verb (transitive)
10.
to label, burn, or mark with or as with a brand
11.
to place indelibly in the memory the scene of slaughter was branded in their minds
12.
to denounce; stigmatize they branded him a traitor
13.
to give a product a distinctive identity by means of characteristic design, packaging, etc
Derived Forms
branding, noun
brander, noun
Word Origin
Old English brand-, related to Old Norse brandr, Old High German brant; see burn1

Brand

/brænd/
noun
1.
Russell, born 1975, English comedian and television presenter
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Word Origin and History for branded

brand

n.

Old English brand, brond "fire, flame; firebrand, piece of burning wood, torch," and (poetic) "sword," from Proto-Germanic *brandaz (cf. Old Norse brandr, Old High German brant, Old Frisian brond "firebrand, blade of a sword," German brand "fire"), from root *bran-/*bren- (see burn (v.)). Meaning "identifying mark made by a hot iron" (1550s) broadened by 1827 to "a particular make of goods." Brand name is from 1922.

v.

c.1400, "to brand, cauterize; stigmatize," originally of criminal marks or cauterized wounds, from brand (n.). As a means of marking property, 1580s; figuratively from c.1600, often in a bad sense, with the criminal marking in mind. Related: Branded; branding.

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