What does brand mean?

Definitions for brand
brændbrand

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brand.

Wiktionary

  1. brandnoun

    A piece of wood red-hot, or still burning, from the fire.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  2. brandnoun

    A sword.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  3. brandnoun

    A mark of ownership made by burning, e.g. on cattle.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  4. brandnoun

    A branding iron.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  5. brandnoun

    A name, symbol, logo, or other item used to distinguish a product, service, or it provider.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  6. brandnoun

    A specific product, service, or provider so distinguished.

    Some brands of breakfast cereal have more sugar than is really healthy.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  7. brandnoun

    Any specific type or variety of something; a distinct style, manner.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  8. brandnoun

    The reputation among some population of an organization, of the products sold under a particular brand name, or of a person.

    The company still has to do more to build the brand.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  9. brandverb

    To burn the flesh with a hot iron, either as a marker (for criminals, slaves etc.) or to cauterise a wound.

    When they caught him, he was branded and then locked up.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  10. brandverb

    To mark (especially cattle) with a brand as proof of ownership.

    The ranch hands had to brand every new calf by lunchtime.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  11. brandverb

    To make an indelible impression on the memory or senses.

    Her face is branded upon my memory.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  12. brandverb

    To stigmatize, label (someone).

    He was branded a fool by everyone that heard his story.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  13. brandverb

    To associate a product or service with a trademark or other name and related images.

    They branded the new detergent "Suds-O", with a nature scene inside a green O on the muted-colored recycled-cardboard box.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

  14. brandadjective

    Associated with a particular product, service, or company.

    Etymology: brand, from brandaz. Cognate with Dutch brand, German Brand.

Wikipedia

  1. Brand

    A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. Brands are used in business, marketing, and advertising. Name brands are sometimes distinguished from generic or store brands. The practice of branding is thought to have begun with the ancient Egyptians who were known to have engaged in livestock branding as early as 2,700 BCE. Branding was used to differentiate one person’s cattle from another's by means of a distinctive symbol burned into the animal’s skin with a hot branding iron. If a person stole any of the cattle, anyone else who saw the symbol could deduce the actual owner. However, the term has been extended to mean a strategic personality for a product or company, so that ‘brand’ now suggests the values and promises that a consumer may perceive and buy into. Over time, the practice of branding objects extended to a broader range of packaging and goods offered for sale including oil, wine, cosmetics and fish sauce. Branding is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company or products from competitors, aiming to create a lasting impression in the minds of customers. The key components that form a brand's toolbox include a brand’s identity, brand communication (such as by logos and trademarks), brand awareness, brand loyalty, and various branding (brand management) strategies. Many companies believe that there is often little to differentiate between several types of products in the 21st century, and therefore branding is one of a few remaining forms of product differentiation.Brand equity is the measurable totality of a brand's worth and is validated by assessing the effectiveness of these branding components. As markets become increasingly dynamic and fluctuating, brand equity is a marketing technique to increase customer satisfaction and customer loyalty, with side effects like reduced price sensitivity. A brand is, in essence, a promise to its customers of what they can expect from products and may include emotional as well as functional benefits. When a customer is familiar with a brand, or favours it incomparably to its competitors, this is when a corporation has reached a high level of brand equity. Special accounting standards have been devised to assess brand equity. In accounting, a brand defined as an intangible asset, is often the most valuable asset on a corporation’s balance sheet. Brand owners manage their brands carefully to create shareholder value, and brand valuation is an important management technique that ascribes a monetary value to a brand, and allows marketing investment to be managed (e.g.: prioritized across a portfolio of brands) to maximize shareholder value. Although only acquired brands appear on a company's balance sheet, the notion of putting a value on a brand forces marketing leaders to be focused on long term stewardship of the brand and managing for value. The word ‘brand’ is often used as a metonym referring to the company that is strongly identified with a brand. Marque or make are often used to denote a brand of motor vehicle, which may be distinguished from a car model. A concept brand is a brand that is associated with an abstract concept, like breast cancer awareness or environmentalism, rather than a specific product, service, or business. A commodity brand is a brand associated with a commodity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trade name, brand name, brand, marquenoun

    a name given to a product or service

  2. brand, makenoun

    a recognizable kind

    "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"

  3. brandnoun

    identification mark on skin, made by burning

  4. brand, firebrandnoun

    a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

  5. mark, stigma, brand, stainnoun

    a symbol of disgrace or infamy

    "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis

  6. sword, blade, brand, steelverb

    a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

  7. brandverb

    burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals

  8. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, markverb

    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"

  9. brand, trademark, brandmarkverb

    mark with a brand or trademark

    "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"

  10. post, brandverb

    mark or expose as infamous

    "She was branded a loose woman"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brandverb

    a burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct

  2. Brandverb

    a sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness

  3. Brandverb

    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. Brandverb

    a mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma

  5. Brandverb

    an instrument to brand with; a branding iron

  6. Brandverb

    any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniaei

  7. Brandverb

    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)

  8. Brandverb

    to put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc

  9. Brandverb

    fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon

  10. Brandverb

    to mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron

Freebase

  1. Brand

    Brand is the "name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's product distinct from those of other sellers" Initially, Branding was adopted to differentiate one person's cattle from another's by means of a distinctive symbol burned into the animal's skin with a hot iron stamp, and was subsequently used in business, marketing and advertising. A modern example of a brand is Coca Cola which belongs to the Coca-Cola Company. A brand is often the most valuable asset of a Corporation. Brand owners manage their brands carefully to create shareholder value, and brand valuation is an important management technique that ascribes a money value to a brand, and allows marketing investment to be managed to maximize shareholder value. Although only acquired brands appear on a company's balance sheet, the notion of putting a value on a brand forces marketing leaders to be focused on long term stewardship of the brand and managing for value. The word "brand" is often used as a metonym, referring to the company that is strongly identified with a brand. Marque or make are often used to denote a brand of motor vehicle, which may be distinguished from a car model. A concept brand is a brand that is associated with an abstract concept, like breast cancer awareness or environmentalism, rather than a specific product, service, or business. A commodity brand is a brand associated with a commodity. Got milk? is an example of a commodity brand.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brand

    brand, n. a piece of wood burning or partly burned: a mark burned into anything with a hot iron: a trade-mark, made by burning or otherwise, as on casks: a particular sort of goods, from the trade-marks by which they are known, as cigars, &c.: a sword, so called from its glitter: a mark of infamy: a general name for the fungoid diseases or blights of grain crops—bunt, mildew, rust, and smut.—v.t. to burn or mark with a hot iron: to fix a mark of infamy upon.—adj. Brand′ed.—n. Brand′er, a gridiron.—v.t. to cook on the gridiron, as beef-steaks.—p.adjs. Brand′ered, Brand′ering.—ns. Brand′ing-ī′ron, Brand′-ī′ron, an iron to brand with: a trivet or tripod to set a pot or kettle upon: (Spens.) a sword—also Brand′ise, a trivet; Brand′ling, a red worm used by anglers, found commonly in tan-pits.—adj. Brand′-new, quite new (as if newly from the fire).—n. Brand′reth, a stand of wood for a cask or hayrick, a rail round a well.—A brand from the burning, one snatched out of a pressing danger—from Amos, iv. 11. [A.S. brand, brond, from root of Burn.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BRAND

    Something carried on the hip, by either beast or man. Can be found on the outside of a short, red steer, or the inside of a long, black bottle.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brand

    The Anglo-Saxon for a burnished sword. A burned device or character, especially that of the broad arrow on government stores, to deface or erase which is felony.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. brand

    The Anglo-Saxon for a burnished sword.

Editors Contribution

  1. brand

    A name for a business, company, enterprise, organization, commodities, goods, products or services and the language to communicate this.

    The coffee brand iss known and loved worldwide.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'brand' in Nouns Frequency: #1787

How to pronounce brand?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say brand in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brand in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of brand in a Sentence

  1. Ari Lightman:

    If you download the app from the [ App Store ] and then you do in-app purchases, a certain percentage comes back to Apple, part of its agreement, but if you want other additional things, if you want digital experiences, virtual experiences that doesn't relate to the gaming but relates to the brand, does Apple still get a part of that ? Should they get a part of that ? And Epic's arguing : no.

  2. Mitch Konno:

    There have not been any questions about that brand, fisher & Paykel is the more well known brand and I don't think consumers know they're the same company.

  3. Justin Kronenberg:

    The development of the brand idea was years in the making and its supporting advertising products took months to complete.

  4. Storme Warren:

    I think creativity is at an all time high and it’s an archaic definition to us to label [songs as] pop or country. i think this is a cyclical argument and discussion we seem to have it when there’s a need for creativity. It always seems to be a fight that country has gone too pop, and it goes back to ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s we have as brand new argument over the same dilemma.

  5. Robert Passikoff:

    Is brand value the value of everything connected to the brand ? All the money you've taken in ? The profit you make ? It's not just existing deals, it's the future, too.

Images & Illustrations of brand

  1. brandbrandbrandbrandbrand

Popularity rank by frequency of use

brand#1#974#10000

Translations for brand

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ماركة, علامة تجاريةArabic
  • тамға, бренд, торомбаш, билдәBashkir
  • сорт, клеймо́, белег, жигосвам, отпечатвам се, главня, ма́рка, вид, белязвам, заклеймявамBulgarian
  • cejch, značkaCzech
  • indprente, stemple, varemærke, brændemærke, mærke, kvalitetDanish
  • Marke, Brandmal, Zuchtbrand, Brandzeichen, LabelGerman
  • markigoEsperanto
  • marca, tizónSpanish
  • مارک, دروشمPersian
  • polttomerkki, brandi, polttomerkitä, tuotemerkkiFinnish
  • cataloguer, flétrir, tison, marque, marquer, style, graverFrench
  • ब्रांडHindi
  • ブランドJapanese
  • យីហោKhmer
  • 브랜드, 상표Korean
  • مارکه‌Kurdish
  • BrandLatin
  • merkeNorwegian
  • brandmerk, merk, brandmerkenDutch
  • merkeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • brennmerke, brennemerke, stemple, varemerke, innprente, stigmatisereNorwegian
  • bee íʼdiidlíídNavajo, Navaho
  • marca, marca a fogoPortuguese
  • irpayQuechua
  • marca, grava, stigmatiza, însemna, întipări, înfiera, efigieRomanian
  • клеймо́, тавро́, клеймить, знак, логоти́п, заклеймить, тип, головня́, голове́шка, ма́рка, бренд, вид, сортRussian
  • varumärke, brännmärka, märkeSwedish
  • బ్రాండ్Telugu

Get even more translations for brand »

Translation

Find a translation for the brand definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these brand definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "brand." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 20 Jun 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/brand>.

    Are we missing a good definition for brand? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    make uniform
    • A. abet
    • B. abrade
    • C. fluster
    • D. knead

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for brand: