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English noun: brand

1. brand (communication) a name given to a product or service

Synonymsbrand name, marque, trade name

Broader (hypernym)name

Narrower (hyponym)label, recording label

Domain usage membersK-Dur 20, K-lor, K-lyte, Kaochlor, Kinetoscope, Klorvess, Lidocaine, Polaroid, potash muriate, potassium chloride, potassium muriate, Simoniz, Tampax, Xylocaine

2. brand (cognition) a recognizable kind

SamplesThere's a new brand of hero in the movies now.
What make of car is that?.


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

3. brand (communication) identification mark on skin, made by burning

Broader (hypernym)mark, marker, marking

4. brand (substance) a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning


Broader (hypernym)firewood

5. brand (communication) a symbol of disgrace or infamy

SamplesAnd the Lord set a mark upon Cain.

Synonymsmark, stain, stigma

Broader (hypernym)symbol

Narrower (hyponym)bar sinister, bend sinister, cloven foot, cloven hoof, demerit

6. brand (artifact) a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

Synonymsblade, steel, sword

Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system

Narrower (hyponym)backsword, broadsword, cavalry sword, cutlas, cutlass, falchion, fencing sword, rapier, saber, sabre, tuck

Instance hyponymExcalibur

Part holonymblade, foible, forte, haft, helve, hilt, peak, point, tip

English verb: brand

1. brand (social) burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)mark

2. brand (social) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

SamplesHe denounced the government action.
She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock.

Synonymsdenounce, mark, stigmatise, stigmatize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)label

3. brand (contact) mark with a brand or trademark

SamplesWhen this product is not branded it sells for a lower price.

Synonymsbrandmark, trademark

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)label, mark, tag

4. brand (communication) mark or expose as infamous

SamplesShe was branded a loose woman.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)call

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