What does tag mean?

Definitions for tag

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tag, ticket(noun)

    a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.

  2. tag(noun)

    a label associated with something for the purpose of identification

    "semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word"

  3. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter(noun)

    a small piece of cloth or paper

  4. tag(noun)

    a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser

  5. tag(verb)

    (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

  6. tag, label, mark(verb)

    attach a tag or label to

    "label these bottles"

  7. tag(verb)

    touch a player while he is holding the ball

  8. tag(verb)

    provide with a name or nickname

  9. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track(verb)

    go after with the intent to catch

    "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

  10. tag(verb)

    supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes


  1. tag(Noun)

    A small label.

  2. tag(Noun)

    A game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch one of the others, who then becomes "it".

  3. tag(Noun)

    A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.

  4. tag(Noun)

    A type of cardboard.

  5. tag(Noun)

    Graffiti in the form of a stylized signature particular to the person who makes the graffiti.

  6. tag(Noun)

    A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag.

  7. tag(Noun)

    An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said").

  8. tag(Noun)

    a vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers).

  9. tag(Noun)

    An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.

    The tag was applied at second for the final out.

  10. tag(Verb)

    To label (something).

  11. tag(Verb)

    To mark (something) with one's tag.

  12. tag(Verb)

    To remove dung tags from a sheep.

    Regularly tag the rear ends of your sheep.

  13. tag(Verb)

    To hit the ball hard.

    He really tagged that ball.

  14. tag(Verb)

    To put a runner out by touching them with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.

    He tagged the runner for the out.

  15. tag(Verb)

    To mark with a tag (metadata for classification).

    I am tagging my music files by artist and genre.

  16. tag(Noun)

    A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.

    The tag provides a title for the Web page.

  17. tag(Noun)

    A piece of text which is worded like an element of a markup language to provide context.

    The tag conveys sarcasm.

  18. tag(Noun)

    A keyword, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based classification; often used to categorize content.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tag(noun)

    any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label

  2. Tag(noun)

    a metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it

  3. Tag(noun)

    the end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue

  4. Tag(noun)

    something mean and paltry; the rabble

  5. Tag(noun)

    a sheep of the first year

  6. Tag(noun)

    a sale of usually used items (such as furniture, clothing, household items or bric-a-brac), conducted by one or a small group of individuals, at a location which is not a normal retail establishment

  7. Tag(verb)

    to fit with, or as with, a tag or tags

  8. Tag(verb)

    to join; to fasten; to attach

  9. Tag(verb)

    to follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play

  10. Tag(verb)

    to follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person

  11. Tag

    a child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tag

    tag, n. a tack or point of metal at the end of a string: any small thing tacked or attached to another: any pendant or appendage, the tip of an animal's tail: the rabble collectively, anything mean.—v.t. to fit a tag or point to: to tack, fasten, or hang to: to dog or follow closely.—v.i. to make tags, to string words or ideas together: to go behind as a follower:—pr.p. tag′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. tagged.—ns. Tag′-end, a loosely connected end, the concluding part; Tag′ger, anything that tags, an appendage.—n.pl. Tag′gers, thin sheet-iron.—n. and adj. Tag′rag, a fluttering rag, a tatter: the rabble, or denoting it—the same as Rag-tag, often in phrase Tagrag and bobtail.—ns. Tag′-sore, a disease in sheep, in which, the tail is excoriated through diarrhœa; Tag′-tail, a worm with a tail like a tag: a hanger-on, parasite. [A weaker form of tack.]

  2. Tag

    tag, n. a children's game in which the object is for the player to chase the rest until he touches one, who then takes his place as Tagg′ger.—v.t. to touch or hit in this game.

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Anagrams for tag »

  1. gat, GTA, TGA

  2. GTA

  3. TGA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tag in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of tag in a Sentence

  1. Polo Hofer:

    Dr Tag isch nid färn wenn dä erst Bundesrat sy Joint raucht!

  2. Tom Mowdy:

    These people listen to her. That military tag carries credibility.

  3. Faiza Patel:

    When you tag someone as a terrorist it can have serious consequences for people.

  4. Robert A. Heinlein:

    Luck is a tag given by the mediocre to account for the accomplishments of genius.

  5. Jerry Coleman:

    I don't mean he missed him, but he just didn't get him when he put the tag on him.

Images & Illustrations of tag

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Translations for tag

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  • زقيطةArabic
  • etiqueta, tocar i parar, etiquetarCatalan, Valencian
  • označkovat, štítek, cedulka, značka, etiketa, visačka, označit, hra na babu, tagovat, honěnáCzech
  • Hast'se, Etikett, Fangen, Tag, Marke, Fange, AnhängerGerman
  • ετικέταGreek
  • etiqueta, el pillarse, etiquetar, pilla pilla, marbeteSpanish
  • برچسبPersian
  • tagi, etiketti, tagit, lappu, rosvo ja poliisi, merkitä, hippa, tagFinnish
  • étiquette, étiqueter, chat, taguer, balise, loupFrench
  • תופסת, טייגHebrew
  • fogócskaHungarian
  • etichettaItalian
  • タグ, 鬼ごっこJapanese
  • იარლიყიGeorgian
  • wi, tapangaMāori
  • означува, ознака, етике́таMacedonian
  • tikkertje, etiketDutch
  • merkelapp, etikett, sisten, tagNorwegian
  • yikʼi naʼaghazNavajo, Navaho
  • znacznik, metka, oznaczyć, etykietaPolish
  • pega-pega, etiquetaPortuguese
  • etichetă, leapșaRomanian
  • би́рка, пятна́шки, тэг, номеро́к, тег, этике́тка, ярлы́к, са́лкиRussian
  • etiketa, igra lovice, етикетаSerbo-Croatian
  • datt, tagga, tafatt, etikettera, kull, märka, tagg, etikettSwedish
  • etiketTurkish

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