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noun [countable] brand pronunciation in American English /brænd/
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  1. 1
    a product or group of products that has its own name and is made by one particular company. The word for a machine or vehicle made by one particular company is a make
    brand of:

    I tried using a new brand of soap.

    See also store brand
  2. 2
    a particular type of something
    brand of:

    He has his own special brand of humor.

    her own distinctive brand of management

  3. 3
    a mark that is burned into the skin of an animal such as a cow, to show who owns it
  4. 4
    literary a burning piece of wood


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