Brand
Brand Brand, n. [OE. brand, brond, AS. brand brond brand, sword, from byrnan, beornan, to burn; akin to D., Dan., Sw., & G. brand brand, Icel. brandr a brand, blade of a sword. [root]32. See {Burn}, v. t., and cf. {Brandish}.] 1. A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct. [1913 Webster]

Snatching a live brand from a wigwam, Mason threw it on a matted roof. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]

2. A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness. [Poetic] --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma. [1913 Webster]

The brand of private vice. --Channing. [1913 Webster]

5. An instrument to brand with; a branding iron. [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot.) Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order {Puccini[ae]i}. [1913 Webster]


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