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label

la·bel

label

 
pronunciation:
leI bl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of paper or cloth that is attached to an object. A label gives information about what the object contains, how to use it, or who owns it.
synonyms:
tag
similar words:
mark, sticker, tab
definition 2: a term or phrase used to describe a person or thing.
My teachers gave him the label "bookworm" because he reads a lot.
similar words:
description, name, nickname
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: labeled, labeling, labels
definition 1: to put a label on.
My father labels his suitcase with a tag before he travels.
synonyms:
tag
similar words:
designate, imprint, mark
definition 2: to identify through the use of a label.
She labels each rock in her collection.
synonyms:
designate, mark
similar words:
classify, name, stamp, tag
derivation: labeler (n.)