Definitions

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  • adj. utterly new, as new as possible

Etymologies

Most likely from brand in the sense of firebrand (a term often used for the heated glowing end of forged tool); implying something that is newly forged (first citation 1570), or less likely from brand as in a branding iron. The first element of the variant bran new, with the post nasal stop deletion common to English (compare the common pronunciation of hunting as hunning [hə.nʌŋ]), is often back etymologized as being from bran as if from cases where new items were supposedly "packaged up with unwanted grain (bran) in the 18th Century to protect the object during transit" (source unknown). Both variants are well attested. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When Jinny complained that the scrub caught her brand new pipe and had broken it short off, Mickie with an extravagant grimace softly urged her to go along Townsville and buy another.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The past year witnessed a split, and the founding of a brand new church and "University" -- because one of the preachers insisted upon preaching so much that the students got no chance to study; also because he sent home a rich man's daughter whose shirt-waists revealed too much of her fleshly nature.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • This time he took a local ground taxi, the robot whirling the vehicle cunningly through half-completed streets and over brand new paint-smelling bridges.

    Behold the Stars

  • This fascinating story began in 1988 when the creators of EndNote demonstrated their brand new product at the University of California at Berkeley Faculty Club.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Jobbins, late Phipps Bros., was revealed in a brand new uniform.

    Killer Dolphin

  • Here we are today opening up a brand new era in servicing of expensive satellite systems through the use of robotics, said Frank Cepollina, the program manager at Goddard.

    Shuttle experiment to test in-flight repair, refueling

  • Feeling the omnipresent pain in his hip, he negotiated his way to the little vehicle to see, astonishingly, that someone had pulled up in a brand new Dodge Charger, his dream vehicle, though this one was death black and gleamy.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • The next day, I retrieved a brand new four-subject notebook from my desk.

    CSS: Shaping the New You

  • He saw me in a brand new off-the-peg suit, trendy shoes, striped shirt.

    The Great California Game

  • And then came another sou'west gale that tore our f ore-topsail and brand new spencer out of the belt-ropes and swept us away to a conjectured longitude east of Staten

    CHAPTER XXXV

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