Branded
Brand 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). [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon. [1913 Webster]

The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

There were the enormities, branded and condemned by the first and most natural verdict of common humanity. --South. [1913 Webster]

4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron. [1913 Webster]

As if it were branded on my mind. --Geo. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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