word 4 : brand



1. a mark indicating identity or ownership, burned on the hide of an animal with a hot iron.
2. a trademark or distinctive name identifying a product or a manufacturer.
3. a mark of disgrace or notoriety.

tr. v.

1. to mark with or as if with a hot iron. to mark to show ownership.
2. to mark with disgrace or infamy; stigmatize.
3. to impress firmly; fix ineradicably.

see also: city brand

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