meaning of brand

1. 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 Pucciniaei.
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.
A branding iron.
A trivet to set a pot on.
The horizontal bar of an andiron.
A species of wild goose (Branta bernicla) usually called in America brant. See Brant.
One of several spores growing in a series or chain, and produced by one of the fungi called brand.

Related Words

brand | brand-new | branded | brander | brandied | brandies | branding | brandish | brandished | brandisher | brandishing | brandle | brandlin | brandling | brandy | brandywine |

Developed & Maintained By

Treasure Words