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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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). 
 
  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 
 
  3.  Fig.:  To  fix  a  mark  of  infamy,  or  a  stigma,  upon 
 
  The  Inquisition  branded  its  victims  with  infamy. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  There  were  the  enormities,  branded  and  condemned  by 
  the  first  and  most  natural  verdict  of  common 
  humanity.  --South. 
 
  4.  To  mark  or  impress  indelibly,  as  with  a  hot  iron. 
 
  As  if  it  were  branded  on  my  mind.  --Geo.  Eliot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Snatching  a  live  brand  from  a  wigwam,  Mason  threw  it 
  on  a  matted  roof.  --Palfrey. 
 
  2.  A  sword,  so  called  from  its  glittering  or  flashing 
  brightness.  [Poetic]  --Tennyson. 
 
  Paradise,  so  late  their  happy  seat,  Waved  over  by 
  that  flaming  brand.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  A  mark  put  upon  criminals  with  a  hot  iron.  Hence:  Any  mark 
  of  infamy  or  vice;  a  stigma. 
 
  The  brand  of  private  vice.  --Channing. 
 
  5.  An  instrument  to  brand  with  a  branding  iron. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brand 
  n  1:  a  name  given  to  a  product  or  service  [syn:  {trade  name},  {marque}, 
  {label}] 
  2:  a  recognizable  kind  "there's  a  new  brand  of  hero  in  the 
  movies  now";  "what  make  of  car  is  that?"  [syn:  {make}] 
  3:  identification  mark  on  skin,  made  by  burning 
  4:  a  piece  of  wood  that  has  been  burned  or  is  burning  [syn:  {firebrand}] 
  5:  a  symbol  of  disgrace  or  infamy;  "And  the  Lord  set  a  mark 
  upon  Cain"--Genesis  [syn:  {mark},  {stigma},  {stain}] 
  6:  a  cutting  or  thrusting  weapon  with  a  long  blade  [syn:  {sword}, 
  {blade},  {steel}] 
  v  1:  burn  with  a  branding  iron  to  indicate  ownership;  of  animals 
  2:  to  accuse  or  condemn  openly  or  formally:  "He  denounced  the 
  government  action."  [syn:  {stigmatize},  {denounce},  {mark}] 
  3:  mark  or  expose  as  infamous;  "She  was  branded  a  loose  woman" 
  [syn:  {post}] 




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