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BRAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brand mean? 

BRAND (noun)
  The noun BRAND has 6 senses:

1. a name given to a product or service
2. a recognizable kind
3. identification mark on skin, made by burning
4. a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
5. a symbol of disgrace or infamy
6. a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

  Familiarity information: BRAND used as a noun is common.


BRAND (verb)
  The verb BRAND has 3 senses:

1. burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
2. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
3. mark or expose as infamous

  Familiarity information: BRAND used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRAND (noun)


Sense 1brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A name given to a product or service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

trade name; marque; brand name; brand

Hypernyms ("brand" is a kind of...):

name (a language unit by which a person or thing is known)

Domain member usage:

Simoniz (a brand of car polish)

K-Dur 20; K-lor; K-lyte; Kaochlor; Klorvess; potash muriate; potassium chloride; potassium muriate (salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency)

Tampax (tampon used to absorb menstrual flow)

Polaroid ((trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare)

Lidocaine; Xylocaine (a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes)

Kinetoscope (a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brand"):

label; recording label (trade name of a company that produces musical recordings)


Sense 2brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A recognizable kind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

make; brand

Context examples:

there's a new brand of hero in the movies now / what make of car is that?

Hypernyms ("brand" is a kind of...):

form; kind; sort; variety (a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality)


Sense 3brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Identification mark on skin, made by burning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("brand" is a kind of...):

mark; marker; marking (a distinguishing symbol)


Sense 4brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

firebrand; brand

Hypernyms ("brand" is a kind of...):

firewood (wood used for fuel)


Sense 5brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A symbol of disgrace or infamy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

stigma; stain; brand; mark

Context example:

And the Lord set a mark upon Cain

Hypernyms ("brand" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brand"):

demerit (a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces)

bar sinister; bend sinister (a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left)

cloven foot; cloven hoof (the mark of Satan)


Sense 6brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sword; steel; blade; brand

Hypernyms ("brand" is a kind of...):

arm; weapon; weapon system (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting)

Meronyms (parts of "brand"):

blade (the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge)

peak; point; tip (a V shape)

hilt (the handle of a sword or dagger)

haft; helve (the handle of a weapon or tool)

forte (the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible)

foible (the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brand"):

backsword (a sword with only one cutting edge)

rapier; tuck (a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges)

fencing sword (a sword used in the sport of fencing)

falchion (a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point)

cutlas; cutlass (a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors)

cavalry sword; saber; sabre (a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back)

broadsword (a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab)

Instance hyponyms:

Excalibur (the legendary sword of King Arthur)


BRAND (verb)


Sense 1brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "brand" is one way to...):

mark (make or leave a mark on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 2brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

stigmatize; stigmatise; denounce; brand; mark

Context examples:

He denounced the government action / She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

Hypernyms (to "brand" is one way to...):

label (assign a label to; designate with a label)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3brand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark or expose as infamous

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

brand; post

Context example:

She was branded a loose woman

Hypernyms (to "brand" is one way to...):

call (ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody something


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