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brand

noun [C] uk   /brænd/ us  

brand noun [C] (PRODUCT)

B2 a type of product made by a particular company: This isn't my usual brand of deodorant. When I go to a supermarket I usually buy own (US store) brands (= the cheaper products with the shop's own name on them).Products and producersBuying and selling in general brand of sth a particular type of something, or way of doing something: a team that plays a distinctive brand of football Do you like his brand of humour?Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders

brand noun [C] (FLAME)

literary a piece of burning wood used to give lightFire and flameFire service

brand noun [C] (MARK)

a mark that is burned or frozen into the skin of an animal such as a cow to show who owns it: The brand was still visible on the animal's hide.Specific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbolsAnimal farming - general words

brand

verb uk   /brænd/ us  

brand verb (JUDGE)

[T + obj + noun/adj ] to say that you think someone is as stated: Because of one minor offence he was branded (as) a common criminal. The newspapers have branded the rebel MP disloyal.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value

brand verb (MARK)

[T] to mark an animal such as a cow by burning or freezing its skin to show you own it: The cattle were rounded up and branded.Animal farming - general words
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