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A brand is a product that has its own name, and is made by a particular company. You usually use brand to talk about things that you buy in shops, such as food, drink, and clothes.
Don't use the plural form of a noun after brand of or make of. For example, don't talk about 'a make of vehicles'. Say 'a make of vehicle'.
Don't talk about the 'mark' of a product. For example, don't say 'What mark of coffee do you drink?' Say 'What brand of coffee do you drink?' Don't say 'What mark of car do you drive?' Say 'What make of car do you drive?'
Past participle: branded
|Noun||1.||brand - a name given to a product or service|
Kinetoscope - a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture
Lidocaine, Xylocaine - a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
Polaroid - (trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare
Tampax - tampon used to absorb menstrual flow
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
recording label, label - trade name of a company that produces musical recordings; "the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"
Kaochlor, K-Dur 20, K-lor, Klorvess, K-lyte, potash muriate, potassium chloride, potassium muriate - salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency
Simoniz - a brand of car polish
|2.||brand - a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"|
|3.||brand - identification mark on skin, made by burning|
|4.||brand - a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning|
firewood - wood used for fuel; "they collected and cut their own firewood"
|5.||brand - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis|
demerit - a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces; "ten demerits and he loses his privileges"
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
|6.||brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard|
backsword - a sword with only one cutting edge
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
broadsword - a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab
falchion - a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
fencing sword - a sword used in the sport of fencing
foible - the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
forte - the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
|Verb||1.||brand - burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals|
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
|2.||brand - to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"|
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
|3.||brand - mark with a brand or trademark; "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"|
|4.||brand - mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"|
call - ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
to brand sth as → calificar algo de
to be branded as a liar → ser tildado de mentiroso
it is branded on my memory → lo tengo grabado en la memoria