brand´er


brand´er
brand «brand», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a certain kind, grade, or make; the quality or kind (of goods) as indicated by a mark, stamp, or label.
2. a) a name or mark that a company uses to distinguish its goods from the goods of others; trademark

The store doesn't sell that particular brand of coffee.

b) a recognized identity or name, especially a commercial one.
3. an iron stamp for burning a mark.
4. a mark made by burning the skin or hide with a brand.
5. Figurative. a mark of disgrace: »

He could never rid himself of the brand of coward.

SYNONYM(S): stigma, blot, stain.
6. a piece of wood that is burned or partly burned.
7. Botany. a) a fungous disease in which the leaves and stems of plants appear as if burned. b) any fungus producing such a disease.
8. Archaic. a sword.
–v.t., v.i.
1. to mark by burning the skin or hide with a hot iron. In former times criminals were often branded. SYNONYM(S): sear.
2. Figurative. a) to put a mark of disgrace on; stigmatize: »

He has been branded as a traitor.

b) to single out: »

Her hairstyle brands her as old-fashioned.

3. Figurative. to impress upon: »

events branded on one's memory.

[Old English brand (sword) blade; torch]
brand´er, noun.
4. to identify or label (something) with a commercial name: »

A program of the film institute was branded with the Sundance name.


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