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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of goods and merchandise) marked or labeled by a
             distinctive word or symbol indicating exclusive
             rights; "branded merchandise is that bearing a
             standard brand name"
      2: marked with a brand; "branded cattle"; "branded criminal"
         [ant: unbranded]