Definition and Meanings for brand
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Part of Speech of brand
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of brand
Meaning of brand
as noun, transitive verb
- a burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
- a sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
- 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.
- an instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
- any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. the brands are of many species and several genera of the order puccini.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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.
- to mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.