brand (brānd) Pronunciation Key
1. A trademark or distinctive name identifying a product or
2. A product line so identiﬁed: a popular brand of soap.
3. A distinctive category; a particular kind: a brand of
comedy that I do not care for.
2. A mark indicating identity or ownership, burned on the hide
of an animal with a hot iron.
3. A mark burned into the ﬂesh of criminals.
4. A mark of disgrace or notoriety; a stigma. See Synonyms at
5. A branding iron.
6. A piece of burning or charred wood.
7. A sword: quot;So ﬂashed and fell the brand
A brand includes a name, logo,
slogan, and/or design scheme
associated with a product or service.
Brand recognition and other reactions
are created by the use of the product
or service and through the inﬂuence
of advertising, design, and media
commentary. A brand is a symbolic
embodiment of all the information
connected to the product and serves
to create associations and
expectations around it.
“A brand is a person’s
gut feeling about a
product, service, or
company.” – Marty Neumeier, Author of Zag
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