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Brand

[brand] /brænd/
noun
1.
Oscar, born 1920, U.S. folk singer, born in Canada.
2.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for o. brand

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 o. brand

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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