a brief description given for purposes of identification
"the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"
label, recording label(noun)
trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
"the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"
a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
assign a label to; designate with a label
"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
tag, label, mark(verb)
attach a tag or label to
"label these bottles"
pronounce, label, judge(verb)
pronounce judgment on
"They labeled him unfit to work here"
distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.
A name given to something or someone to categorise them as part of a particular social group.
Ever since he started going to the rock club, he's been given the label "waster".
A company that sells records.
The label signed the band after hearing a demo tape.
A user-defined alias for a numerical designation, the reverse of an enumeration.
Storage devices can be given by label or id.
A named place in source code that can be jumped to using a GOTO or equivalent construct.
To put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something).
The shop assistant labeled all the products in the shop.
To give a label to (someone or something) in order to categorise that person or thing.
He's been unfairly labeled as a cheat, although he's only ever cheated once.
Origin: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.
a slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, usually by an inscription, the contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or a package
a slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal
a writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will
a barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants, or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his father is still living
a brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes
the name now generally given to the projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediaeval architecture. It always has a /quare form, as in the illustration
in mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription
to affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package
to affix in or on a label
Origin: [OF. label sort of ribbon or fringe, label in heraldry, F. lambeau shred, strip, rag; of uncertain origin; cf. L. labellum, dim. of labrum lip, edge, margin, G. lappen flap, patch, rag, tatter (cf. Lap of a dress), W. llab, llabed, label, flap, Gael. leab, leob, slice, shred, hanging lip.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lā′bel, n. a small slip of writing affixed to anything to denote its contents, ownership, &c.: (law) a paper annexed to a will, as a codicil: (her.) a fillet with pendants: (archit.) the dripstone over a Gothic window or doorway arch.—v.t. to affix a label to: to describe by or on a label:—pr.p. lā′belling; pa.t. and pa.p. lā′belled. [O. Fr. label (Fr. lambeau); perh. from Old High Ger. lappa (Ger. lappen).]
A brief description given for purposes of identification
Once you give people labels, it's hard to see them as individuals.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'label' in Nouns Frequency: #1425
Rank popularity for the word 'label' in Verbs Frequency: #788
The numerical value of label in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of label in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We had a very special label maker that printed on clear labels, i was in shock; I didn't want anything like that to happen.
By the end, everybody had a label -- pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary ... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.
There’s no label, and the labels have been peeled, but you can tell there had been a label on them, they’re dishwasher clean, dry inside and out, just a hint of A. 1. still lingering in the bottle.
Vinyl is definitely growing, and will continue to grow. But I think there's a ceiling," says Andres Santo Domingo, the co-founder of the label Mexican Summer. "I don't think it'll ever become the prevalent format. I think it'd be crazy to think that.
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- etiquetar, etiquetaCatalan, Valencian
- označit, štítek, nálepkaCzech
- Beschriftung, etikettieren, EtikettGerman
- [[δισκογραφικός, [[κολλάω]] [[ετικέτα]], [[κατατάσσω]] [[σε]], βαφτίζω, ετικέτα, ταμπέλα, [[φοράω]] [[την]] [[ταμπέλα]]Greek
- etiquetar, etiqueta, rótulo, rotularSpanish
- برچسب زدن, برچسبPersian
- etiketti, laputtaa, leimata, leima, levy-yhtiöFinnish
- étiquette, étiqueterFrench
- etichetta, etichettareItalian
- aanbrengen, bestempelen, categoriseren, etiket, label, prijzen, platenmaatschappij, etiketterenDutch
- etykieta, nalepka, etykietka, etykietować, label, metka, wytwórnia, wytwórnia płytowaPolish
- classificar, rótulo, etiquetar, rotular, etiquetaPortuguese
- eticheta, categorisiRomanian
- ярлык, клеймо, наклейка, бирка, наклеивать ярлыки, этикетка, лейбл, вешать ярлыки, клеймитьRussian
- налепница, nalepnicaSerbo-Croatian
- beteckna, beteckning, märka, etikettera, etikett, skivbolagSwedish
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