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Meaning of brand name

brand' name"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a word, name, symbol, etc., esp. 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.
  2. a product, line of products, or service bearing a widely known brand name.
  3. a person who is notable or famous, esp. in a particular field: The reception was replete with brand names from politics and the arts.

brand-name

Pronunciation: (brand'nām"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having or being a brand name: nationally known brand-name food products.
  2. widely familiar; well-known: Several brand-name personalities will be performing at the benefit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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