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Meaning of brand

brand

Pronunciation: (brand), [key]
— n.
  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.
  5. See branding iron.
  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. a sword.
—v.t.
  1. to label or mark with or as if with a brand.
  2. to mark with disgrace or infamy; stigmatize.
  3. to impress indelibly: The plane crash was branded on her mind.

Brand

Pronunciation: (brand), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1920, U.S. folk singer, born in Canada.
  2. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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