What does tag mean?

Definitions for tag

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tag, ticketnoun

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

  2. tagnoun

    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, tatternoun

    a small piece of cloth or paper

  4. tagnoun

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

  5. tagverb

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

  6. tag, label, markverb

    attach a tag or label to

    "label these bottles"

  7. tagverb

    touch a player while he is holding the ball

  8. tagverb

    provide with a name or nickname

  9. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackverb

    go after with the intent to catch

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

  10. tagverb

    supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes


  1. tagnoun

    A small label.

  2. tagnoun

    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. tagnoun

    A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.

  4. tagnoun

    A type of cardboard.

  5. tagnoun

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

  6. tagnoun

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

  7. tagnoun

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

  8. tagnoun

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

  9. tagnoun

    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. tagverb

    To label (something).

  11. tagverb

    To mark (something) with one's tag.

  12. tagverb

    To remove dung tags from a sheep.

    Regularly tag the rear ends of your sheep.

  13. tagverb

    To hit the ball hard.

    He really tagged that ball.

  14. tagverb

    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. tagverb

    To mark with a tag (metadata for classification).

    I am tagging my music files by artist and genre.

  16. tagnoun

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

    The tag provides a title for the Web page.

  17. tagnoun

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

    The tag conveys sarcasm.

  18. tagnoun

    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. Tagnoun

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

  2. Tagnoun

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

  3. Tagnoun

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

  4. Tagnoun

    something mean and paltry; the rabble

  5. Tagnoun

    a sheep of the first year

  6. Tagnoun

    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. Tagverb

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

  8. Tagverb

    to join; to fasten; to attach

  9. Tagverb

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

  10. Tagverb

    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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. tagnoun

    A persons graffiti nickname.

  2. tagnoun

    The act of writing graffiti on an object (tagging up). An electronic device used by British police, it's fitted onto the ankle and informs the police when you don't abide by a given curfew. It works in conjunction with another device fitted by the front door of where you are staying.

Suggested Resources

  1. TAG

    What does TAG stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the TAG acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for tag »

  1. gat, GTA, TGA

  2. GTA

  3. TGA

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  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. Balbir Singh Sodhi:

    Terrorist(s) don't belong to any faith and any religion, each community had a bad people, and you can't tag this thing to the whole community.

  2. Papalii Faafetai:

    We breed them and when they are big enough, we tag and release them into the ocean, any fisherman who catches a turtle in their nets, we pay them to bring them here instead of eating them.

  3. Veryan Khan:

    The way social media works these days, people do not really ‘follow’ or ‘friend’ others, but instead read hashtags and look for further information on that hash tag, islamic State learned this social media trick early. The technique now appears to be used by people and groups promoting violence against police.

  4. John Brownstein:

    We do mining of all these articles and social media posts looking for clues about disease events and different populations across many different languages, we use machine learning and AI to go through all that data, filter it, tag it, and then make it available to like WHO and CDC and others.

  5. Marcelino Leonardo:

    I saw that you can be a missionary and you do n’t need a name tag, really, what is a missionary ? … It’s sharing with everyone that Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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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
  • תגHebrew
  • 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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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. peccadillo
    • B. wavering
    • C. secession
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