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. label(noun)

    a brief description given for purposes of identification

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

  2. 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"

  3. label(noun)

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

  4. label(verb)

    an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

  5. label(verb)

    assign a label to; designate with a label

    "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

  6. tag, label, mark(verb)

    attach a tag or label to

    "label these bottles"

  7. pronounce, label, judge(verb)

    pronounce judgment on

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"

  8. label(verb)

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

  9. label(verb)

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

Wiktionary

  1. label(Noun)

    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. label(Noun)

    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. label(Noun)

    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. label(Noun)

    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. label(Noun)

    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. label(Verb)

    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. label(Verb)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(noun)

    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. Label(verb)

    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. Label(verb)

    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.

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

How to pronounce label?

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How to say label in sign language?

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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. Charles Vega:

    These OTC painkillers are shown to be effective at the dosage listed on the label.

  2. Richard Oram:

    If you get this wrong, if you label someone who actually has type 2 diabetes as type 1 they'll be left on insulin for the rest of their life when they don't need it. Even worse, if someone with type 1 diabetes is mislabelled as having type 2 diabetes then they may not be treated with the insulin they need and they may suffer life threatening complications.

  3. Lindsay Graham:

    I said from day one that when you label a group of people as rapists and and drug dealers, that's more about you than it is them, i've been trying to fix illegal immigration in a sound, thoughtful way for a decade, so what Trump says says more about Trump than it does anybody else.

  4. Model Sara Sampaio:

    I really don’t think we should label models as 'plus' or 'runway'. Models are people.A lot of people like to make us some species that are not human, we are normal people, this is a whole production.... It’s not like I wake up like this. There is makeup, there is hair, and there is the perfect light.There is a whole team that gets you to get that perfect picture. It’s a fantasy.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.

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Translations for label

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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

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