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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brand /ˈbrænd/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brand v. t. [imp. & p. p. Branded; p. pr. & vb. n. Branding.].
 1. 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).
 2. To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
 3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
    The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy.   --Prescott.
    There were the enormities, branded and condemned by the first and most natural verdict of common humanity.   --South.
 4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
    As if it were branded on my mind.   --Geo. Eliot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brand n.
 1. 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.   --Palfrey.
 2. A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness. [Poetic]
 Paradise, so late their happy seat,
 Waved over by that flaming brand.   --Milton.
 3. 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.
 4. A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
    The brand of private vice.   --Channing.
 5. An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
 6. Bot. Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniæi.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a name given to a product or service [syn: trade name, brand
           name, marque]
      2: a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the
         movies now"; "what make of car is that?" [syn: make]
      3: identification mark on skin, made by burning
      4: a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning [syn: firebrand]
      5: a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark
         upon Cain"--Genesis [syn: mark, stigma, stain]
      6: a cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade [syn: sword,
          blade, steel]
      v 1: burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
      2: 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]
      3: mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
         [syn: post]