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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Brand \Brand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Branded; p. pr. & vb. n. Branding.].
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).
To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy.
There were the enormities, branded and condemned by the first and most natural verdict of common humanity.
To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
As if it were branded on my mind.
Brand \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.
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.
A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness. [Poetic]
Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand.
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.
A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
The brand of private vice.
An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
(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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English brand, brond "fire, flame; firebrand, piece of burning wood, torch," and (poetic) "sword," from Proto-Germanic *brandaz (cognates: Old Norse brandr, Old High German brant, Old Frisian brond "firebrand, blade of a sword," German brand "fire"), from root *bran-/*bren- (see burn (v.)). Meaning "identifying mark made by a hot iron" (1550s) broadened by 1827 to "a particular make of goods." Brand name is from 1922.
c.1400, "to brand, cauterize; stigmatize," originally of criminal marks or cauterized wounds, from brand (n.). As a means of marking property, 1580s; figuratively from c.1600, often in a bad sense, with the criminal marking in mind. Related: Branded; branding.
(context advertising English) Associated with a particular product, service, or company. n. 1 (context archaic or poetic English) A piece of wood red-hot, or still burning, from the fire. 2 (context archaic English) A sword. 3 A mark of ownership made by burning, e.g. on cattle, or to classify the contents of a cask. 4 A branding iron. 5 A name, symbol, logo, or other item used to distinguish a product or service, or its provider. 6 A specific product, service, or provider so distinguished. 7 Any specific type or variety of something; a distinct style, manner. 8 The reputation among some population of an organization, of the products sold under a particular brand name, or of a person. 9 Any minute fungus producing a burnt appearance in plants. v
1 (context transitive English) To burn the flesh with a hot iron, either as a marker (for criminals, slaves et
) or to cauterise a woun
2 (context transitive English) To mark (especially cattle) with a brand as proof of ownership. 3 (context transitive English) To make an indelible impression on the memory or senses. 4 (context transitive English) To stigmatize, label (someone).
v. burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
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" [syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, denounce, mark]
mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman" [syn: post]
a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?" [syn: make]
identification mark on skin, made by burning
a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning [syn: firebrand]
Brand is a name, sign, symbol, slogan or anything that is used to identify and distinguish a specific product, service, or business.
Brand may also refer to:
Brand (Sächsische Schweiz) is a mountain of Saxony, southeastern Germany.
Category:Mountains of Saxon Switzerland Category:Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Brand is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It is a verse tragedy, written in 1865 and first performed in Stockholm, Sweden on 24 March 1867. Brand was an intellectual play that provoked much original thought.
Brand is a priest who wants to take consequence of his choices, and is therefore deeply bound to doing the "right thing". He believes primarily in the will of man, and lives by the device "all or nothing". To make compromises is therefore difficult, or by his moral standards questionable at best. His picture of God is clearly derived from the Old Testament. His beliefs render him lonely in the end, as people around him, when put to the test, as a rule can not or will not follow his example. Brand is arguably a young idealist with a main purpose: to save the world, or at least Man's soul. His visions are great, but his judgment of others may seem harsh and unfair.
The word "Brand" means fire in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
Brand is a magazine on anarchism that has been published since 1898 making it the oldest continuously published anarchist magazine and the second oldest in general. It takes its name from the Swedish word for "fire". Several notable people have written for Brand, examples are Gustav Hedenvind-Eriksson, Hinke Bergegren (editor 1904-1911), Ivan Oljelund, Moa Martinson (as Helga Johansson), Harry Martinson, C.J. Björklund, Carl-Emil Englund, Erik Asklund, Eyvind Johnson, Jan Fridegård, Ivar Lo Johansson, Artur Lundkvist, Vilhelm Moberg, Albert Jensen, Elise Ottesen-Jensen, Nils Ferlin, Helmer Grundström and Eva X Moberg.
Brand have been in trouble with the police on some occasions. The first case was in 1906 and was due to the laws enacted by Karl Staaff that made it illegal to promote pacifism. The laws were known as Staaflagarna (the Staaff laws) or Lex Hinke (after Hinke Bergegren) who served ten months for breaking the law. In 1908 Einar Håkansson was charged with blasphemy for an article he in Brand, but he died before it was possible to charge him. In 1910 Hinke Bergegren was sent to jail for two months due to an article series on birth control and the brochure Kärlek utan barn (Love without children) on the same subject. He was acquitted three times in Stockholm until he was sentenced in Gothenburg. In 1916 the then editor of Brand Ivan Oljelund was arrested for promoting pacifism, i.e. for violation of the Staaf laws. Oljelund was sentenced to 18 months of hard labor, but the sentence was later reduced to 15 months and then to 8 months when it was appealed. During his time at Långholmen Prison the magazine was edited by C J Björklund. On June 19, 1999 Hans Regner charged the magazine with sedition due to an article on female self-defense. The charge was later dismissed. August 31, 2000 Brand was charged again. Also this time for sedition following a humoristic article on how to make your riot a success.
Brand is a district of Aachen, Germany, with about 18,000 residents. The district lies in the southern part of Aachen and borders Kornelimünster/Walheim, Forst, Oberforstbach und Eilendorf, as well as the city of Stolberg.
Brand was a self-administered community in the district of Aachen until 1972, when administrative reforms of the communities in the area caused Brand to be absorbed into Aachen. The current district of Brand is made up of the towns Brand, Freund, Krauthausen, Niederforstbach, Brander Feld and Rollef.
At 270.9 meters, the highest point of the district is a noise barrier along the Bundesautobahn 44, which runs through Brand Forest.
A brand is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company from competitors and create a lasting impression in the minds of customers. The key components that form a brand's toolbox include a brand's identity, brand communication (such as by logos and trademarks), brand awareness, brand loyalty, and various branding ( brand management) strategies. Brand equity is the measurable totality of a brand's worth and is validated by assessing the effectiveness of these branding components. In a fleeting market where traditional linear models of business are being replaced by more radical interconnected models, brand equity is one marketing technique that remains firmly rooted in prosperity. To reach such an invaluable brand prestige requires a commitment to a particular way of doing business. A corporation who exhibits a strong brand culture is dedicated on producing intangible outputs such as customer satisfaction, reduced price sensitivity and customer loyalty. A brand is in essence a promise to its customers that they can expect long-term security, a competitive frame of reference and consistent delivery of functional as well as emotional benefits. When a customer is familiar with a brand or favours it incomparably to its competitors, this is when a corporation has reached a high level of brand equity.
A brand (or marque for car model) is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes one seller's product from those of others. Brands are used in business, marketing, and advertising. Initially, livestock branding was adopted to differentiate one person's cattle from another's by means of a distinctive symbol burned into the animal's skin with a hot branding iron.
In accounting, a brand defined as an intangible asset is often the most valuable asset on a corporation's balance sheet. Brand owners manage their brands carefully to create shareholder value, and brand valuation is an important management technique that ascribes a money value to a brand, and allows marketing investment to be managed (e.g.: prioritized across a portfolio of brands) to maximize shareholder value. Although only acquired brands appear on a company's balance sheet, the notion of putting a value on a brand forces marketing leaders to be focused on long term stewardship of the brand and managing for value.
The word "brand" is often used as a metonym referring to the company that is strongly identified with a brand.
Marque or make are often used to denote a brand of motor vehicle, which may be distinguished from a car model. A concept brand is a brand that is associated with an abstract concept, like breast cancer awareness or environmentalism, rather than a specific product, service, or business. A commodity brand is a brand associated with a commodity.
Brand is a surname. It usually is a patronymic from the Germanic personal name Brando (="sword") or a short form of a compound personal name like Hildebrand. The surname originated separately in England, Scotland, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and North Germany. 1 Also many Scandinavian Brands immigrated across Scandinavia and Europe. Notable people with the surname include:
- Adam Brand (born 1970), Australian country music singer
- Adolf Brand, (1874–1945), German activist for homosexual rights
- Alexander Brand (born 1977), Colombian boxer
- Andrea Brand (born 1950s), American molecular biology professor at the University of Cambridge
- Arie van den Brand (born 1951), Dutch GreenLeft politician
- Aron Brand (1910-1977), Israeli pediatric cardiologist
- Arthur Brand (1853–1917), British Liberal politician
- August Brand (1863–1930), German botanist
- Charles Brand (1871–1966), U.S. Representative from Ohio
- Charles Brand (1873–1961), Australian Army brigadier-general in World War I
- Charles Amarin Brand (1920-2013), French prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
- Charles Hillyer Brand (1861–1933), American politician, businessman, jurist and lawyer
- Charles John Brand (1879–1949), United States Department of Agriculture official
- Chris Brand (born 1943), British psychologist
- Christian Brand (born 1972), German football player and coach
- Christianna Brand (1907–1988), British crime writer and children's author
- Christo Brand, South African prison guard of Nelson Mandela
- Christoffel Brand (1797–1875), South African statesman
- Colette Brand (born 1967), Swiss freestyle skier
- Daniel Brand (born 1935), American wrestler
- Daphny van den Brand (born 1978), Dutch cyclo-cross, road bicycle and mountain bike racer
- David Brand (1912–1979), Australian politician
- David Brand (born 1978), English footballer on Samoa
- Dionne Brand, (born 1953), Canadian writer
- Dollar Brand (born 1934), stage name of South African jazz pianist and composer Adolph Johannes Brand/Abdullah Ibrahim
- Elton Brand, (born 1979), American basketball player
- Erland Brand, (born 1922), Swedish painter
- Esther Brand (1922-2015), South African athlete
- Gerry Brand, (1906-1996), South African rugby union player
- Gideon Brand van Zyl (1873-1956), South African Governor-General
- Glen Brand (1923-2008), American Freestyle wrestler
- Gordon J. Brand (born 1955), English golfer
- Gordon Brand, Jnr (born 1958), Scottish golfer
- Gustavo Brand (born 1961), Venezuelan football (soccer) referee
- Hans-Joachim Brand, (1916-1945), German Luftwaffe pilot
- Hansi Brand, (1912-2000), Hungarian-born Zionist
- Heather Brand (born 1982), Zimbabwean swimmer
- Heiner Brand (born 1952), West German handball player and coach
- Hennig Brand (c. 1630 – c. 1710), German alchemist and physician
- Henry Brand, 1st Viscount Hampden (1814–1892), British politician
- Henry Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden (1841–1906), British Governor of New South Wales
- Hubert Brand (1870-1955), Royal Navy officer
- Ilona Brand (born 1958), East German luger
- Jack Brand (born 1953), German goalkeeper
- Jan Brand (1908–1969), Dutch field hockey player
- Jo Brand (born 1957), British feminist comedian
- Joel Brand (1907–1964), Holocaust survivor; co-founder of the Hungarian Aid and Rescue Committee
- Johannes Brand (1823–1888), fourth president of the Orange Free State
- Jolene Brand (born 1934), American actress
- Joop Brand (born 1936), Dutch football player and manager
- Katy Brand (born 1979), English actress, comedian and writer
- Konrad Brand (born 1979), Canadian ice hockey defenceman
- Kris Brand (born 1983), Canadian volleyball player
- Max Brand (1892–1944), American writer
- Michael Brand (born 1958), Australian scholar
- Michael Brand (born 1973), German politician
- Michael Brand (1815–1870), birth name of Hungarian composer Mihály Mosonyi
- Millen Brand (1906–1980), American writer and poet
- Mona Brand (1915–2007), Australian playwright, poet and freelance writer
- Myles Brand (1942–2009). American University and NCAA president
- Nadja Brand (born 1975), South African-born actress and producer
- Neil Brand (born 1958), British dramatist, composer and author
- Neville Brand (1920–1992) American actor
- Oscar Brand (born 1920), Canadian folk singer/songwriter
- Peter Brand (born 1947), general practitioner and Liberal Democrat politician
- Pepe Brand (1900-1971), Spanish professional football player and manager
- Quintin Brand (1893–1968), British pilot
- Ralph Brand (born 1936), Scottish footballer
- Robert Brand, 1st Baron Brand (1878–1963), British civil servant and businessman
- Ron Brand (born 1940), American baseball player
- Russell Brand (born 1975), English comedian and actor
- Simon Brand (born 1970), Colombian film director
- Steffen Brand, (born 1965), German steeple chase runner
- Steven Brand, (born 1969), Scottish actor
- Stewart Brand (born 1938), American writer, editor, and futurist
- Theodor von Brand (1899–1978), German-born American parasitologist.
- Theodor P. Von Brand (1926-2004), American judge, son of Theodor
- Vance D. Brand (born 1931), American astronaut
- William Brand (1888–1979), Australian politician
- William H. Brand (1824–1891), New York politician
Usage examples of "brand".
But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, when adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism.
He branded Simon Peter for his perfidy, and drove him out forever from the apostleship he had disgraced, denouncing him as a son of hell and a predestined citizen of the outer darkness?
He knew this before Jackson came tiptoeing into the bedroom to inform him the cupboard was bare of analgesics of any number, strength or brand.
Brand, for appointing a committee to inquire into precedents, was rejected by a large majority.
Like fire, it serves those who know its uses to the noblest ends, but in the hands of children--and the people, the mob, can never ripen into manhood--it is a destroying brand, raging and unextinguishable, devouring all around it, and destroying all that has been built and beautified by the past.
Yes, I would that, less generous, he would oppress, He would chain me, upbraid me, burn deep brands for hate, Than with this mask of freedom and gorgeousness Bespangle my slavery, mock my strange fate.
The spicier varieties, usually designer ketchups, are zesty on a plastic spoon but obscure the loveliness of a crisp French fry, which the blander, mainstream brands perfectly complement.
Her creamy mounds were squished against the table, but soon they would be branding his chest.
A moment later it stopped and his hot fingers curled around her ankles, branding her.
The month of September was usually the beginning of the branding season at Las Palomas.
In conducting this work, Uncle Lance was the leader, and with the white element already enumerated, there were twelve to fifteen vaqueros included in the branding outfit.
Just wait until the branding was over and the fiestas of the Christmas season were on, and watch him dog her every step until he received her signal of surrender.
Dan Happersett was dispatched with the second bunch for branding, when we swung north to Mr.
As a five-year-old, and naked as the day he was born, had he not ridden a colt at branding time, twice around the big corral without being thrown?
Only the year before at branding, when an infuriated bull had driven every vaquero out of the corrals, did not Enrique mount his horse, and, after baiting the bull out into the open, play with him like a kitten with a mouse?