Definition of brand :
1. A burning piece of wood; or a stick or piece of wood partly burnt, whether burning or after the fire is extinct.
2. 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.
3. A mark put upon criminals with a hot iron. Hence: Any mark of infamy or vice; a stigma.
4. A sword, so called from its glittering or flashing brightness.
5. An instrument to brand with; a branding iron.
6. Any minute fungus which produces a burnt appearance in plants. The brands are of many species and several genera of the order Pucciniaei.
7. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
8. 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).
9. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
10. To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc.
instigant, dishonor, grunge, leaf blade, blur, marking, bull's eye, grease, stag, stigmatise, identify, steel, tell on, vane, snitch, dirt, seal, brand name, soft touch, nock, respect, station, differentiate, cross out, pock, dent, denounce, carry, stigmatize, commemorate, torch, notice, cross, grime, taint, disgrace, smear, blade, fall guy, brandmark, home run, welt, discolouration, strike off, print, rat, cross off, put up, MARKS, earmark, soil, sword, provoker, strike out, check off, distinguish, sear, filth, bell ringer, trademark, firebrand, give away, mark off, marque, shop, mail, stake, grass, sucker, shuffling, shuffle, daub, shit, fool, send, instigator, gull, post, name, chump, betray, inciter, injury, colophon, embers, pit, tick off, crisscross, mug, trade name, smirch, reproach, tick, patsy, spark, punctuate, target
blemish (part of speech: noun)
fault, drawback, blot, pockmark, scratch, hack, deformity, notch, eyesore, scrape, stigma, mark, damage, rift, abrasion, discoloration, lesion, blister, fleck, scar, defect, nick, splotch, gash, check, spoilage, scuff, impurity, kink, distortion, freckle, flaw, tarnish, stain, blemish, speck, score, spot, hurt, hole, weal, blotch, imperfection, disfigurement, dot, chip, crack, wart, sore, slit, mar, defacement, scab, fracture
categorize (part of speech: verb)
attribute (part of speech: verb)
category (part of speech: noun)
grade, line, kingdom, persuasion, genotype, degree, mold, family, denomination, stock, grain, genus, clan, phylum, strain, stripe, ilk, people, breed, kind, caste, rank, race, series, species, level, step, feather, taxonomy, style, classification, form, make, variety, category
indication (part of speech: noun)
crest, denotation, logotype, gesticulation, figuration, hint, banner, indication, insignia, pointer, token, key, emblem, notation, legend, guidepost, signpost, designation, lighthouse, marker, semaphore, sign, symbol, logo, badge, icon, beacon
indicate (part of speech: verb)
guide, prompt, note, alert, gesticulate, nudge, denote, motion, gesture, notify, signal, label, symbolize, shrug, betoken, point, indicate, point out, beckon, wave, ticket, stamp, wink, nod, designate, cue, flag, tag
- I exclaimed at last, looking out towards the brand- new town. - "Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose", Grant Allen.
- And for immediate- does it occur to you how many men are going to start getting rich because there's a brand- new planet that's got a lot of things we humans would like to have, and wants to buy a lot of things the Huks haven't got? - "A Matter of Importance", William Fitzgerald Jenkins.
- Europe hasn't a thing on the good old American criminal brand. - "The Sisters-In-Law", Gertrude Atherton.