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.
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"