• WordNet 3.6
    • v brand mark or expose as infamous "She was branded a loose woman"
    • v brand mark with a brand or trademark "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
    • v brand 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"
    • v brand burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
    • n brand a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    • n brand a recognizable kind "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now","what make of car is that?"
    • n brand a symbol of disgrace or infamy "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis"
    • n brand identification mark on skin, made by burning
    • n brand a name given to a product or service
    • n brand a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid
    • Brand 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."
    • 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.
    • Brand A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma. "The brand of private vice."
    • Brand A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness. "Paradise, so late their happy seat,
      Waved over by that flaming brand ."
    • Brand An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
    • Brand (Bot) Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniæi.
    • Brand 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."
    • Brand 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).
    • Brand To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron. "As if it were branded on my mind."
    • Brand To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Kraft company produces enough "Cool Whip", a brand of whipping cream, in one year to fill the entire Grand Canyon
    • n brand A burning piece of wood, or a stick or piece of wood partly burned.
    • n brand A sword.
    • n brand A mark made by burning with a hot iron, as upon a cask, to indicate the manufacturer or the quality of the contents, etc., or upon an animal as a means of identification; a trademark; hence, a mark made in other ways than by burning, as by cutting or painting.
    • n brand Quality or kind, as indicated by a brand: as, flour of a good brand.
    • n brand A mark formerly put upon criminals with a hot iron, generally to indicate the character of their crime and for identification; hence, any mark of infamy; a stigma.
    • n brand A disease of plants which usually appears as blackish pustules, resembling burned spots, the cause of the disease being some parasitic fungus. The term is usually restricted to the teleutosporic stage of fungi belonging to the Uredineæ. Also called rust, smat, and burn.
    • brand To burn or impress a mark upon with, or as if with, a hot iron.
    • brand To mark in some other way, as with a pigment: as, to brand sheep.
    • brand To mark with a hot iron as a punishment for crime.
    • brand [Branding was formerly a punishment for various offenses, but is no longer practised in civilized countries.]
    • brand To fix a mark or character of infamy upon; stigmatize as infamous; as, to brand an act with infamy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam
    • n Brand brand a piece of wood burning or partly burned: a mark burned into anything with a hot iron: a trade-mark, made by burning or otherwise, as on casks: a particular sort of goods, from the trade-marks by which they are known, as cigars, &c.: a sword, so called from its glitter: a mark of infamy: a general name for the fungoid diseases or blights of grain crops—bunt, mildew, rust, and smut
    • v.t Brand to burn or mark with a hot iron: to fix a mark of infamy upon
    • v.t Brand to cook on the gridiron, as beef-steaks
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  • Carl Bard
    Carl Bard
    “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
  • Nadine Gordimer
    “Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
    “My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. √32. See Burn (v. t.), and cf. Brandish


In literature:

Seabeck's brand was a big V, a bad brand to own, since it favors revision at the hands of the unscrupulous.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Brandes had said, "Put me in right, Doc," and Doc was accomplishing it, partly to oblige Brandes, partly for practice.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Many jobbers now pack brands of their own, besides handling the Arbuckle brands.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Brand, Emeline A. Morgan, Mrs. H. Stewart, Samuel J.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
I'll say this for the man, he's the finest brand-faker I've met up with.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
At last all young calves had been branded and had rejoined their mothers.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
When the two started on their journey back to the Country of the Little Hills, Grom carried with him a bundle of blazing brands.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
Their brand was an O X, a new one to Pan.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Gipsies were punished with branding.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews

In poetry:

Priscilla, Auntie's promised me
A brand-new Paris doll;
And though I love you, yet you see
I cannot keep you all.
"An Old Love" by Carolyn Wells
He had passed, inconscient, full gaze,
The wide-branded irides
And botticellian sprays implied
In their diastasis;
"MAUBERLEY" by Ezra Pound
The King he lighted from his horse,
He flung his brand away,
And took the Douglas by the hand,
So stately as he lay.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Every brow must bear my brand
Every wrist must wear my steel,
Every throat be for my hand,
Every neck be for my heel.
"The Rhyme Of The Beast" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
His spear, that once was lightning
Hurled with unerring hand,
Rusts by his fleshless fingers
Beside his battle brand.
"The King of Ireland's Cairn" by Anna Johnston MacManus
Crime has no sex and yet to-day
I wear the brand of shame;
Whilst he amid the gay and proud
Still bears an honored name.
"A Double Standard" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Universal Pictures has combined its franchise, brand and licensing areas into one division called The Brand Group.
Management, not the nonexistent union, decided that the Hostess brand would not grow unless someone was focused exclusively on the brand.
"The high street is really divided according to brand value," says Golsorkhi, who is also a consultant for fashion brands.
Tully's Coffee®, a brand within the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc (GMCR) family of brands, has launched its newest blend of coffee, Hawaiian Blend.
So how does a newcomer brand grab consumer attention while sitting on the shelf amid a variety of serious and earthy-looking health-food brands.
Bombay Brands LLC and its furniture and home décor brand The Bombay Company has been acquired by Hermes -Otto International USA LLC, the US division of global fashion and lifestyle company Otto Group.
Tech brands dominate an annual marketing industry report on the top 100 global brands.
The brand size and strength of the nation and its companies are in a free fall, a leading brand-valuation firm says.
Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger of California helped the brand become popular and once owned a fleet of Hummers , but more recently, he described the brand as prime evidence of the Detroit automakers' failings.
"It was designed exclusively for the Jaguar brand," says James Towle, Jaguar 's global brand manager, but the SUV maker's engineering expertise was freely utilized in creating these AWD Jaguars .
Well after brands like Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood have the music-themed dining landscape covered, Rolling Stone magazine has recently decided to extend its brand to the restaurant niche.
This month, Grand Brands LLC's Lander beauty brand is slated to roll out its new line of 64-ounce bubble baths, shampoos, and men's and women's body washes at 751 Rite Aid drug stores on the West Coast.
Brand management company Cherokee Inc said Thursday that it has acquired the Liz Lange Maternity and Completely Me brands from LLM Management Co. An affiliate of Bluestar Alliance, for about $14 million, effective Sept 4.
The Keurig coffee K-Cup brand, which has operations in Massachusetts, is introducing a system that will brew single-serve espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes in collaboration with Luigi Lavazza SpA, known for its Lavazza Italian coffee brand.
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In science:

Xijt includes loyalty, whether the last search was repeated, the number of pages viewed during the last visit to the website (naturally logged), a missing data measure and the brand dummy variables; βi is a vector of household-specific coefficients; and εijt is an idiosyncratic error term.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Third, Loyalty has an interesting relationship with preferences for the various brands.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Loyal households prefer Yahoo! and Netscape relative to the other ma jor brands.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Many strong brands seem to have less loyal consumers, suggesting that in this context brand strength relates to product features more than simply habit formation.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
Fourth, brand preferences relative to Yahoo! are positively correlated.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data