What does Label mean?

Definitions for Label
ˈleɪ bəlLa·bel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Label.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labelnoun

    a brief description given for purposes of identification

    "the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"

  2. label, recording labelnoun

    trade name of a company that produces musical recordings

    "the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"

  3. labelnoun

    a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction

  4. labelverb

    an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

  5. labelverb

    assign a label to; designate with a label

    "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

  6. tag, label, markverb

    attach a tag or label to

    "label these bottles"

  7. pronounce, label, judgeverb

    pronounce judgment on

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"

  8. labelverb

    distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

  9. labelverb

    distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

Wiktionary

  1. labelnoun

    A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.

    Etymology: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.

  2. labelnoun

    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".

    Etymology: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.

  3. labelnoun

    A company that sells records.

    The label signed the band after hearing a demo tape.

    Etymology: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.

  4. labelnoun

    A user-defined alias for a numerical designation, the reverse of an enumeration.

    Storage devices can be given by label or id.

    Etymology: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.

  5. labelnoun

    A named place in source code that can be jumped to using a GOTO or equivalent construct.

    Etymology: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.

  6. labelverb

    To put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something).

    The shop assistant labeled all the products in the shop.

    Etymology: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.

  7. labelverb

    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.

    Etymology: From label, from label (Modern French: lambeau), from Old , from lappōn, from leb-. Cognate with lappa, læppa. More at lap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Labelnoun

    a tassel

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Labelnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Labelnoun

    a slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Labelnoun

    a writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Labelnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Labelnoun

    a brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Labelnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Labelnoun

    in mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Labelverb

    to affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Labelverb

    to affix in or on a label

    Etymology: [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

  1. Label

    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).]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. label

    In heraldry, is the mark of cadency which distinguishes the eldest son in his father’s lifetime. It consists of a horizontal stripe or fillet, with three points depending from it. When the mark of cadency itself is designated a file, its points are called labels.

Editors Contribution

  1. Label

    Noun; A tag or sticker marked on something, usually telling what it is. Verb; To mark something with a tag or sticker marked on something, usually telling what it is.

    I will label the jar of beans since everyone thinks it is peas.

    Etymology: Old French: label (ribbon), English: lap ---> label (middle English)

    Submitted by anonymous on January 29, 2021  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Label' in Nouns Frequency: #1425

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Label' in Verbs Frequency: #788

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Label in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Label in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Label in a Sentence

  1. Former Vice President Joe Biden:

    The president wants very much to stick a label on every candidate, bernies labeled himself -- not me -- a democratic socialist. I think thats the label the presidents going to lay on everyone running with Bernie if hes the nominee.

  2. Georgina Burke:

    Plus-size models are the exact same as the standard model, we are just on grander scale so why pigeon hole us by putting a label on it?!

  3. John Kasich:

    I wouldn’t label myself a critic of Donald Trump, when he does something that I like, I say it’s good. And when he does something that I don’t like, that I think is inappropriate, I say that it’s bad.

  4. Tonix CEO Seth Lederman:

    Since we are specifically seeking a label for military-related PTSD for our drug, it's important to study these patients as the active duty personnel are closer to traumatic events, as opposed to veterans.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Bernie has labeled himself, not me, a democratic socialist. I think that's the label that the president is going to lay on everyone running with Bernie if he is the nominee.

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  • ملصقArabic
  • 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
  • címkeHungarian
  • etichetta, etichettareItalian
  • ラベルJapanese
  • pittaciumLatin
  • 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
  • etiketTurkish
  • 標籤Chinese

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    • A. defiant
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    • C. appellative
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