What does brandy mean?

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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.

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.

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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. Bill Owens:

    The brandy guys have a long road to hoe, it’s definitely an interesting category. The flavors are fabulous.

  2. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3:

    Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.

  3. 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.

  4. Quentin Tarantino:

    I have to say I am so honored to have this, i would like to dedicate this to my wonderful actress Brandy.

  5. Joe Heron:

    We’re immigrants, and the romance of America still burns quite brightly inside us, nobody had defined themselves as an American brandy.

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