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brand

brand

 
 
pronunciation:
braend
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a particular make, kind, or variety of product, identified with a certain manufacturer by a specific name or mark.
I've always used this brand of detergent.Can you really tell the difference between this brand and the cheaper one?
synonyms:
label, make, trademark, variety
similar words:
class, kind, name, sort
definition 2: a particular kind or variety of anything.
His brand of humor doesn't amuse me.
synonyms:
kind, sort, type, variety
similar words:
class
definition 3: a mark made, as on cattle, by burning with a hot iron, to indicate identity or ownership.
They checked the brand to see if the cattle were stolen.The ranch's brand was the letter S.
similar words:
identification, mark
definition 4: the iron so used.
synonyms:
branding iron
definition 5: a mark of disgrace or shame; stigma.
She was forced to wear the letter A as the brand of an adulteress.
synonyms:
blemish, blot, smirch, spot, stain, stigma
similar words:
smear
definition 6: a piece of wood partly burned or burning.
synonyms:
firebrand
similar words:
torch
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: branded, branding, brands
definition 1: to mark with or as if with a hot iron.
The ranchers prepared to brand their cattle.
synonyms:
mark, sear
definition 2: to mark with disgrace or shame; stigmatize.
For this act, he was branded a traitor.
synonyms:
stain, stigmatize
similar words:
blemish, discredit, disgrace, mark, smirch
derivation: brander (n.)