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Meaning of BRAND

Pronunciation:  brand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade
  2. [n]  a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
  3. [n]  a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
  4. [n]  identification mark on skin, made by burning
  5. [n]  a name given to a product or service
  6. [n]  a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
  7. [v]  mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
  8. [v]  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"
  9. [v]  burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
 

BRAND is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: blade, brand name, denounce, firebrand, make, mark, mark, marque, post, stain, steel, stigma, stigmatise, stigmatize, sword, trade name
 
 See Also: arm, backsword, bar sinister, bend sinister, broadsword, call, cavalry sword, cloven foot, cloven hoof, cutlas, cutlass, demerit, Excalibur, falchion, fencing sword, firewood, foible, form, forte, haft, helve, hilt, kind, label, label, marker, marking, name, peak, point, rapier, recording label, saber, sabre, sort, symbol, tip, variety, weapon, weapon system

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Brand\, n. [OE. brand, brond, AS. brand brond brand,
    sword, from byrnan, beornan, to burn; akin to D., Dan., Sw.,
    & G. brand brand, Icel. brandr a brand, blade of a sword.
    [root]32. See {Burn}, v. t., and cf. {Brandish}.]
    1. A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood
       partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is
       extinct.
    
             Snatching a live brand from a wigwam, Mason threw it
             on a matted roof.                     --Palfrey.
    
    2. A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing
       brightness. [Poetic] --Tennyson.
    
             Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by
             that flaming brand.                   --Milton.
    
    3. 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.
    
    4. A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark
       of infamy or vice; a stigma.
    
             The brand of private vice.            --Channing.
    
    5. An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
    
    6. (Bot.) Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance
       in plants. The brands are of many species and several
       genera of the order {Puccini[ae]i}.
    
    
  2. \Brand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Branded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Branding}.].
    1. 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).
    
    2. To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way,
       as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of
       manufacture, etc.
    
    3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
    
             The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy.
                                                   --Prescott.
    
             There were the enormities, branded and condemned by
             the first and most natural verdict of common
             humanity.                             --South.
    
    4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
    
             As if it were branded on my mind.     --Geo. Eliot.
    
    
 
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