"brand" in the noun sense
1. trade name, brand name, brand, marque
a name given to a product or service
2. brand, make
a recognizable kind
"there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"
"what make of car is that?"
identification mark on skin, made by burning
4. brand, firebrand
a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
5. mark, stigma, brand, stain
a symbol of disgrace or infamy
"And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"
6. sword, blade, brand, steel
a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
"brand" in the verb sense
burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership of animals
2. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark
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"
3. brand, trademark, brandmark
mark with a brand or trademark
"when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
4. post, brand
mark or expose as infamous
"She was branded a loose woman"
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