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label

la·bel

label

 
pronunciation:
leI bl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slip of paper or cloth tag that bears information as to the contents, destination, owner, or use of something to which it is attached.
I stuck the address label on the side of the package.Attach a label with your child's name to each of the items he or she is bringing to camp.The label on the shirt should have washing instructions.The ingredients are listed on the jar's label.
synonyms:
docket, tag, ticket
similar words:
mark, sticker, tab
definition 2: a descriptive term or brief phrase used to classify a person or thing.
The inventor Thomas Edison was labelled "slow" by teachers when he was young.
synonyms:
denomination, epithet
similar words:
appellation, classification, description, designation, name, nickname, sobriquet, tag
definition 3: a distinctive sign or trademark for a product, esp. a phonograph record, or its manufacturer.
In 1972, the band was finally offered a contract with a big-time record label.
synonyms:
brand, logo, logotype, trademark
similar words:
name
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: labeled, labeling, labels
definition 1: to put a label on or attach a label to.
You should label all your luggage.The winery has to label these bottles by hand.
synonyms:
docket, tag, ticket
similar words:
call, designate, hallmark, imprint, mark, tab
definition 2: to identify or designate with, or as though with, a label.
She labeled the piles of papers that needed to be filed.
synonyms:
designate, mark
similar words:
call, classify, name, specify, stamp, tag
definition 3: to describe or classify (often fol. by as).
The child was wrongly labeled as autistic.
synonyms:
call, categorize, characterize, dub, identify, tag
similar words:
classify, define, denominate, describe, designate, name, pigeonhole, stamp, term, title
derivation: labeler (n.)