Meaning of BRAND in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ brænd ]

( brands, branding, branded)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A brand of a product is the version of it that is made by one particular manufacturer.

Winston is a brand of cigarette...

I bought one of the leading brands.

...a supermarket’s own brand.

= make

N-COUNT : oft N of n , adj N


A brand of something such as a way of thinking or behaving is a particular kind of it.

The British brand of socialism was more interested in reform than revolution.

= strain

N-COUNT : N of n


If someone is branded as something bad, people think they are that thing.

I was instantly branded as a rebel...

The company has been branded racist by some of its own staff...

The US administration recently branded him a war criminal.

= label

VERB : be V-ed as n , be V-ed adj , V n n , also V n as n , V n adj


When you brand an animal, you put a permanent mark on its skin in order to show who it belongs to, usually by burning a mark onto its skin.

The owner couldn’t be bothered to brand the cattle.

VERB : V n

Brand is also a noun.

A brand was a mark of ownership burned into the hide of an animal with a hot iron.



A brand is a permanent mark on the skin of an animal, which shows who it belongs to.


Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.