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Definitions of brand

  1. a cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade
  2. burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
  3. a recognizable kind; " there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; " what make of car is that?"
  4. a symbol of disgrace or infamy; " And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"-- Genesis
  5. identification mark on skin, made by burning
  6. a name given to a product or service
  7. a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
  8. mark or expose as infamous; " She was branded a loose woman"
  9. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; " He denounced the government action"; " She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
  10. A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
  11. A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
  12. A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to designate the quality, manufacturer, etc., of the contents, or upon an animal, to designate ownership; -- also, a mark for a similar purpose made in any other way, as with a stencil. Hence, figurately: Quality; kind; grade; as, a good brand of flour.
  13. A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
  14. An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
  15. Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniaei.
  16. To burn a distinctive mark into or upon with a hot iron, to indicate quality, ownership, etc., or to mark as infamous ( as a convict).
  17. To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
  18. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
  19. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
  20. A branding iron.
  21. A sword.
  22. A burning piece of wood; a mark burned with a hot iron, as upon cattle; any form of trademark; hence, any quality or any kind; a mark of disgrace.
  23. To mark with a hot iron, or by other means; hence, to mark as infamous.
  24. A piece of wood burning or partly burned: a mark burned into anything with a hot iron: a sword, so called from its glitter: a mark of infamy.
  25. To burn or mark with a hot iron: to fix a mark of infamy upon.
  26. A burning piece of wood; a sword; a mark burned in; a mark of infamy.
  27. To mark with a hot iron; to mark with infamy.
  28. To mark with a brand; stigmatize; imprint indelibly.
  29. A firebrand; a mark burnt with a hot iron; trade- mark; stigma.
  30. Quality; kind.
  31. A burning piece of wood; a piece partly burnt; a sword; a mark made by a hot iron; quality; a mark of infamy; a disease in vegetables.
  32. To mark with a brand; to stigmatize.
  33. A burning piece of wood; a sword; a mark made by pressing a hot iron mould, as on a barrel; a trade- mark; a mark of infamy; a stigma.
  34. To burn or mark anything with an iron mould red- hot; to fix a mark of infamy on any one; to stigmatise.
  35. A fungus producing a burnt appearance on leaves of trees.
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Usage examples for brand

  1. So he waited whilst An- ina advanced with her fire brand. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Dr. Brand warned me it might do so. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  3. The B brand of these blacks gives shades slightly redder in tone than the B B. The blacks are quite fast to light and acids, but not to soaping. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  4. " It may make a difference to Mr. Brand," he said. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. Every picter in that lot's brand new and dirt cheap. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  6. The spot had for me a certain sombre fascination; for it was here, more than thirty years ago, the Isidore, a brand- new vessel, and only a few hours from port, was lost with every soul on board. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  7. But there is one house at which he will not be welcome; one man who will not acknowledge him, who will not cross the threshold of Sir Stephen Orme's brand- new palace, or invite him to enter his own. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  8. Aren't we all convinced that a name- brand article is better than one that is not so well- known? – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  9. Dr. Brand never hurried people, He always said: " It answers best, in the long run, to let them take their own time. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  10. Where is Mrs. Brand? – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. He followed Mother Corey, leaving behind his favorite knife and a brand- new deck of reader cards, marked exactly as the ones Gordon had first used. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  12. Mr Pennycuick called for a certain brand of wine long famous at his board. – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  13. The hideous wretch came running with the fire- brand. – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  14. Brand told Olaf all the tale, and when the two went to look, Olaf saw that the enemy was the ghost of the dead wizard whom he had fought before. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  15. Do not look that way, Brand! – Poet Lore, Volume XXIV, Number IV, 1912 by Various
  16. My dear Mrs. Brand, it is impossible to put it in a few words. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  17. " Mrs. Brand--" began the priest. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. I can see the brand on some, she said. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  19. It was an old trick, but it worked as well as if it had been brand new. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  20. I been edgin' yuh along to see what- f'r brand yuh carried. – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
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