Meaning of BRAND in English


I. ˈbrand noun

Etymology: Middle English, torch, sword, from Old English; akin to Old English bærnan to burn

Date: before 12th century


a. : a charred piece of wood

b. : firebrand 1

c. : something (as lightning) that resembles a firebrand

2. : sword



(1) : a mark made by burning with a hot iron to attest manufacture or quality or to designate ownership

(2) : a printed mark made for similar purposes : trademark


(1) : a mark put on criminals with a hot iron

(2) : a mark of disgrace : stigma

the brand of poverty


a. : a class of goods identified by name as the product of a single firm or manufacturer : make

b. : a characteristic or distinctive kind

a lively brand of theater

c. : brand name 2

5. : a tool used to produce a brand

II. transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1. : to mark with a brand

2. : to mark with disapproval : stigmatize

he was brand ed a coward

3. : to impress indelibly

brand the lesson on his mind

• brand·er noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.