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Creating a permanent marking in a human or animal by heating a metal object, often molded to form the shape of the owner's initials, and pressed hard into the receipent's body.

This was common among farmers who branded their cattle to identify them as belonging to them. This can also be found in extreme BDSM and sadomasochistic scenarios, where the dominant partner "brands" the submissive partner as his or her own.
Jimbo enjoys branding his cattle.
by DirkD January 20, 2007
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Taking a piece of $hi* and spray painting it.
Adam: Did you see the crap they were selling in there?
Mark: Yeah, but the packaging and branding made it smell less awful...
by Etan Ilfeld November 28, 2009
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Any marketing idea that involves large amounts of money and no measurable returns.
Eric is a master of branding.
by Alligatorman September 12, 2005
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A marketing goal and methodology which involves elevating hype over substance; of imparting great value to the name whether or not the thing so named is worth anything at all.
Coca-Cola and Pepsi are successful examples of branding, even though the value of soft drinks and preferring one over the other is debateable.
by Songspirit April 18, 2006
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to leave any type of mark on a female after sex
Peter:yoooo i jus got done having sex

Jimmy:really i dont believe you

Peter:ohh really go check her neck da bitch let me practice my Branding
by Holden Catcher October 03, 2010
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The grouping of several items that share a common theme under one mark.
Branding all Virgin products involves adding a visual mark that is a bright red background and handwritten white lettering, with a common theme of fun.
by Non-conformist 2 June 22, 2016
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