What does Brandy mean?

Definitions for Brandy
ˈbræn dibrandy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brandynoun

    distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice


  1. brandynoun

    An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.

  2. brandynoun

    Any variety of brandy.

  3. brandynoun

    A glass of brandy.

  4. brandyverb

    To preserve, flavour, or mix with brandy.

  5. Brandynoun

    derived from brandy, an alcoholic liquor. Mostly seen in American usage during the 1970s and 1980s.

  6. Etymology: Shortened form of brandywine, from brandewijn.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brandynoun

    A strong liquor distilled from wine.

    Etymology: contracted from brandewine, or burnt wine.

    If he travels the country, and lodgeth at inns, every dram of brandy extraordinary that you drink, raiseth his character. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Footman.


  1. Brandy

    Brandy is a liquor produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof) and is typically consumed as an after-dinner digestif. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks. Others are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of ageing, and some are produced using a combination of ageing and colouring. Varieties of wine brandy can be found across the winemaking world. Among the most renowned are Cognac and Armagnac from southwestern France.In a broader sense, the term brandy also denotes liquors obtained from the distillation of pomace (yielding pomace brandy), or mash or wine of any other fruit (fruit brandy). These products are also called eau de vie (which translates to "water of life").


  1. brandy

    Brandy is a type of alcoholic beverage distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice. The name comes from the Dutch word "brandewijn" meaning "burnt wine," and it typically has an alcohol content ranging from 35% to 60%. It is often aged in wooden casks which give it a distinctive brown color and complex flavor. The aging process and kind of fruit used in production greatly influence the taste and quality of the final product. Some popular types of brandy include cognac, Armagnac and pisco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brandynoun

    a strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine. The name is also given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that distilled from cider and peaches. In northern Europe, it is also applied to a spirit obtained from grain


  1. Brandy

    Brandy is a spirit produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks, some are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of aging, and some brandies are produced using a combination of both aging and colouring. Brandy is also produced from fermented fruits other than grapes, but these products are typically named eaux-de-vie, especially in French. In some countries, fruit flavouring or some other flavouring may be added to a spirit that is called "brandy".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brandy

    brand′i, n. an ardent spirit distilled from wine.—adj. Bran′died, heartened or strengthened with brandy.—n. Brand′y-pawnee′, brandy and water. [Formerly brandwine—Dut. brandewijnbranden, to burn, to distil, and wijn, wine; cf. Ger. branntwein.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Brandy

    From the German Brantwein, burnt wine. A spirituous distillation from wine.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brandy is ranked #20627 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brandy surname appeared 1,284 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brandy.

    48.6% or 625 total occurrences were Black.
    41.4% or 532 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 63 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brandy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brandy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Brandy in a Sentence

  1. Joe Heron:

    We really wanted to be in the heart of American distilling, our reference points are much more American whiskey and American music. We wanted to infuse brandy with the character and personality of American whiskey.

  2. Clark Gable, Gone With the Wind:

    I seem to be spoiling everybody's brandy and cigars and dreams of victory.

  3. Michael Veach:

    Brandy is the original craft distilling in America. The first brandy was made eight years before the first rye whiskey and well before bourbon.

  4. Miranda Lambert:

    I don’t know where ‘bro-country’ came from or what it really means, but a lot of those guys are my buddies and I support their music, within country there are lots of styles: stone-cold country, like Brandy Clark, and there’s Florida Georgia Line with what they do, which is completely different and bringing a whole new audience. There’s room for everyone.

  5. Earl Blumenauer:

    There’s a durability to it, it will last the entire year or longer. Just put a little brandy on it.

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