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. Mitch McConnell:

    I would advise President Trump: 'Don't worry about them sticking that label on you. Congress owns the government shutdown brand,' there's no incentive, frankly, for either side to go to the brink.

  2. Robert Smith:

    There's a whole lot of concern with the hazards that come with this, we're not objecting to the construct but there's a real challenge here in terms of how to adequately label it.

  3. 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.

  4. Melanie Benjamin:

    Native American did bring up that whole issue about that( Pocahontas) label, and my advice to Native American -- and I used an example -- is that in Indian country, Native American tribes are very community-oriented, native American tribes are those types of people where Native American tribes will embrace you as part of Native American tribes community and then Native American tribes will recognize you as Native American tribes community from there on.

  5. Bob Dylan:

    Leon Redbonecrossed went on to put out 16 more records. Leon Redbonecrossed career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met Bob Dylan at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario, Canada, and praised Leon Redbonecrossed performance. Bob Dylan said that if Bob Dylan ever started a label, Bob Dylan would have signed Leon Redbonecrossed. Leon interests me, ive heard hes anywhere from 25 to 60, Ive been( a foot and a half from him) and I cant tell, but you got ta see him. He does old Jimmie Rodgers, then turns around and does a Robert Johnson.

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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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