Definition of Tag in English :

Define Tag in English

Tag meaning in English

Meaning of Tag in English

Pronunciation of Tag in English

Tag pronunciation in English

Pronounce Tag in English


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1. tag, ticket

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

2. tag

a label associated with something for the purpose of identification

Example Sentences:
'semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word'

3. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter

a small piece of cloth or paper

4. tag

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

5. tag

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


6. label, mark, tag

attach a tag or label to

Example Sentences:
'label these bottles'

7. tag

touch a player while he is holding the ball

8. tag

provide with a name or nickname

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

go after with the intent to catch

Example Sentences:
'The policeman chased the mugger down the alley'
'the dog chased the rabbit'

10. tag

supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of tag
a piece or strip of paper, plastic, leather, etc, for attaching to something by one end as a mark or label
a price tag
2. Also called: electronic tag
an electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offender's whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system
a small piece of material hanging from or loosely attached to a part or piece
a point of metal or other hard substance at the end of a cord, lace, etc, to prevent it from fraying and to facilitate threading
an epithet or verbal appendage, the refrain of a song, the moral of a fable, etc
a brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language
the speech was peppered with Latin tags
(in a computer language such as HTML) an electronic code describing how a specific portion of text is to be processed
a word or phrase added to a document, photograph, etc on a computer network to enable it to be retrieved by someone searching for that topic
9. grammar
a. Also called: tag question
a clause added on to another clause to invite the hearer's agreement or conversational cooperation. Tags are usually in the form of a question with a pronoun as subject, the antecedent of which is the subject of the main clause; as isn't it in the bread is on the table, isn't it?
a linguistic item added on to a sentence but not forming part of it, as John in are you there, John?
an ornamental flourish as at the end of a signature
the contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail
a matted lock of wool or hair
13. angling
a strand of tinsel, wire, etc, tied to the body of an artificial fly
14. slang
a graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol
verbWord forms: tags, tagging or tagged (mainly tr)
to mark with a tag
to monitor the whereabouts of (an offender) by means of an electronic tag
to add or append as a tag
to add a tag to (a document, photograph, etc on a computer network)
to supply (prose or blank verse) with rhymes
20. (intr; usually foll by on or along)
to trail (behind)
many small boys tagged on behind the procession
to name or call (someone something)
they tagged him Lanky
to cut the tags of wool or hair from (an animal)
23. slang
to paint one's one's nickname or personal symbol on (a building, wall, etc)
1. Also called: tig
a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to catch one of them who will then become the chaser
the act of tagging one's partner in tag wrestling
3. (modifier)
denoting or relating to a wrestling contest between two teams of two wrestlers, in which only one from each team may be in the ring at one time. The contestant outside the ring may change places with a team-mate inside the ring after touching his or her hand
verbWord forms: tags, tagging or tagged (transitive)
to catch (another child) in the game of tag
(in tag wrestling) to touch the hand of (one's partner)

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see synonyms of tag
1.  Archaic
a hanging end or rag, as on a torn skirt
any small part or piece hanging from or loosely attached to the main piece
a hard-tipped end, as of metal, on a cord or lace, to give stiffness for drawing through holes; aglet
a piece of bright material tied next to the fly on a fishhook
5.  US
a card, ticket, plastic marker, etc. tied or attached to something as a label or worn as identification, etc.
a price tag, a name tag
an epithet or sobriquet
an ornamental, instructive, or strikingly effective ending for a speech, story, etc.
a short, familiar quotation, esp. when used as such an ending
tag line
the last part of any proceeding
a loop on a garment for hanging it up, or on a boot for pulling it on
a flourish or decorative stroke in writing
a lock of hair
a matted lock of wool
a children's game in which one player, called “it,” chases the others with the object of touching, or tagging, one of them and making that one “it” in turn
a tiny amount of radioactive isotope incorporated into a compound so that it can be readily traced through a chemical reaction, physiological cycle, etc.
15.  Obsolete
the rabble
see also ragtag
16.  Baseball
the act of tagging
verb transitiveWord forms: tagged or ˈtagging
to provide with a tag; fasten a tag to; label
to identify by an epithet
to choose or select
to end (a speech, story, etc.) with a tag
21.  US
to overtake and touch in or as in the game of tag
22.  US
to print (a postage stamp) with luminescent ink so that ultraviolet light can locate the stamp for cancellation and sorting
chiefly in the past participle
23.  Informal
to strike or hit hard
24.  Informal
to follow close behind
25.  US, Informal
to put a parking ticket on (a vehicle)
to charge with lawbreaking
he was tagged for speeding
26.  US, Baseball
to touch (a base runner) with the ball or to touch (a base) with the ball or while holding the ball, with the aim of putting the runner out
verb intransitive
27.  Informal
to follow close behind a person or thing
usually with along, after, etc.

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


see synonyms of tag
1. A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label: sale tags on all coats and dresses.
2. The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
3. The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail.
a. A dirty, matted lock of wool.
b. A loose lock of hair.
5. A rag; a tatter.
6. A small, loose fragment: I heard only tags and snippets of what was being said.
7. An ornamental flourish, especially at the end of a signature.
8. A designation or epithet, especially an unwelcome one: He did not take kindly to the tag of pauper.
a. A brief quotation used in a discourse to give it an air of erudition or authority: Shakespearean tags.
b. A cliché, saw, or similar short, conventional idea used to embellish a discourse: These tags of wit and wisdom bore me.
c. The refrain or last lines of a song or poem.
d. The closing lines of a speech in a play; a cue.
10. Computers
a. A label assigned to identify data in memory.
b. A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document.
c. A metatag.
11. Slang A piece of graffiti featuring text, especially the author's name, rather than a picture: "Instead of a cursive linear tag, Super Kool painted his name along the exterior of a subway car in huge block pink and yellow letters" (Eric Scigliano).
v. tagged, tag·ging, tags
1. To label, identify, or recognize with a tag or other identifier: I tagged him as a loser.
2. To put a ticket on (a motor vehicle) for a traffic or parking violation.
3. To add as an appendage to: tagged an extra paragraph on the letter.
4. To follow closely: Excited children tagged the circus parade to the end of its route.
5. To cut the tags from (sheep).
6. To add a taggant to: explosives that were tagged with coded microscopic bits of plastic.
7. Slang To mark or vandalize (a surface) with a graffiti tag: tagged the subway walls.
To follow after; accompany: tagged after me everywhere; insisted on tagging along.
1. Games A children's game in which one player pursues the others until he or she is able to touch one of them, who then in turn becomes the pursuer.
2. Baseball The act of tagging a base runner.
3. Sports The act of tagging a ball carrier in touch football.
tr.v. tagged, tag·ging, tags
1. To touch (another player) in the game of tag.
2. Baseball To touch (a base runner) with the ball in order to make a putout.
3. Sports To touch (a ball carrier) to end a play in touch football.
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