Definition of Label in English :

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1. label

a brief description given for purposes of identification

Example Sentences:
'the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture'

2. label, recording label

trade name of a company that produces musical recordings

Example Sentences:
'the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent'

3. label

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

4. label

an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object


5. label

assign a label to; designate with a label

Example Sentences:
'These students were labelled learning disabled''

6. label, mark, tag

attach a tag or label to

Example Sentences:
'label these bottles'

7. judge, label, pronounce

pronounce judgment on

Example Sentences:
'They labeled him unfit to work here'

8. label

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

9. label

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of label
a piece of paper, card, or other material attached to an object to identify it or give instructions or details concerning its ownership, use, nature, destination, etc; tag
a brief descriptive phrase or term given to a person, group, school of thought, etc
the label "Romantic" is applied to many different kinds of poetry
a word or phrase heading a piece of text to indicate or summarize its contents
a trademark or company or brand name on certain goods, esp, formerly, on gramophone records
5.  another name for dripstone (sense 2)
6. heraldry
a charge consisting of a horizontal line across the chief of a shield with three or more pendants: the charge of an eldest son
7. computing
a group of characters, such as a number or a word, appended to a particular statement in a program to allow its unique identification
8. chemistry
a radioactive element used in a compound to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
verb -bels, -belling, -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled (transitive)
to fasten a label to
to mark with a label
to describe or classify in a word or phrase
to label someone a liar
to make (one or more atoms in a compound) radioactive, for use in determining the mechanism of a reaction

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1.  Archaic
a narrow band of cloth, etc.; fillet
a narrow strip of ribbon attached to a document to hold the seal
a card, strip of paper, etc. marked and attached to an object to indicate its nature, contents, ownership, destination, etc.
a descriptive word or phrase applied to a person, group, theory, etc. as a convenient generalized classification
4.  US
an identifying brand, as of a company producing recorded music
a company producing and distributing prerecorded discs, tapes, etc.
such a tape, disc, etc.
tracer (sense 4)
7.  Architecture
a projecting molding over a door, window, etc.
8.  Heraldry
a horizontal bar with several dependent points on the coat of arms of an eldest son
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈlabeled or ˈlabelled, ˈlabeling or ˈlabelling
to attach a label to; mark with a label
to classify as; call; describe
to differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex process
to incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of label
1. An item used to identify something or someone, as a small piece of paper or cloth attached to an article to designate its origin, owner, contents, use, or destination.
2. A descriptive term; an epithet.
3. A distinctive name or trademark identifying a product or manufacturer, especially a recording company.
4. Architecture A molding over a door or window; a dripstone.
5. Heraldry A figure in a field consisting of a narrow horizontal bar with several pendants.
6. Chemistry See tracer.
tr.v. la·beled, la·bel·ing, la·bels or la·belled or la·bel·ling
1. To attach a label to: labeled the jars before storing them.
2. To identify or designate with a descriptive term; describe or classify: "He missed two crucial penalty kicks ... and was labeled a loser by the previously loyal British press" (Phil Ball).
3. Chemistry To add a tracer to (a compound).

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