I. noun Etymology: Middle English, torch, sword, from Old English; akin to Old English bærnan to burn Date: before 12th century 1. a. a charred piece of wood b. firebrand 1 c. something (as lightning) that resembles a firebrand 2. sword 3. a. (1) a mark made by burning with a hot iron to attest manufacture or quality or to designate ownership (2) a printed mark made for similar purposes ; trademark b. (1) a mark put on criminals with a hot iron (2) a mark of disgrace ; stigma <
the brand of poverty
4. a. a class of goods identified by name as the product of a single firm or manufacturer ; make b. a characteristic or distinctive kind <
a lively brand of theater
c. brand name 2 5. a tool used to produce a brand II. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to mark with a brand 2. to mark with disapproval ; stigmatize <
he was branded a coward
3. to impress indelibly <
brand the lesson on his mind
brander noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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