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la·bel

 (lā′bəl)
n.
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).

[Middle English, ornamental strip of cloth, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.]

la′bel·er, la′bel·ler n.

label

(ˈleɪbəl)
n
1. 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
2. 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.
3. a word or phrase heading a piece of text to indicate or summarize its contents
4. a trademark or company or brand name on certain goods, esp, formerly, on gramophone records
5. (Architecture) another name for dripstone2
6. (Heraldry) 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. (Computer Science) 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) chem a radioactive element used in a compound to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
vb (tr) , -bels, -belling or -belled, -bels, -beling or -beled
9. to fasten a label to
10. to mark with a label
11. to describe or classify in a word or phrase: to label someone a liar.
12. (Chemistry) to make (one or more atoms in a compound) radioactive, for use in determining the mechanism of a reaction
[C14: from Old French, from Germanic; compare Old High German lappa rag]
ˈlabeller, ˈlabeler n

la•bel

(ˈleɪ bəl)

n., v. -beled, -bel•ing (esp. Brit.) -belled, -bel•ling. n.
1. an inscribed slip of paper, cloth, or other material, for attachment to something to indicate its manufacturer, nature, ownership, destination, etc.
2. a short word or phrase descriptive of a person, group, intellectual movement, etc.
3. a word or phrase indicating that what follows belongs in a particular category or classification, as the word Physics before a dictionary definition.
4. a brand or trademark, esp. of a manufacturer.
5. the manufacturer using such a label.
7. a molding or dripstone over a door or window.
8. a radioactive or heavy isotope incorporated into a molecule for use as a tracer.
9. a narrow horizontal heraldic band with downward extensions.
10. Obs. a strip or narrow piece of anything.
v.t.
11. to affix a label to; mark with a label.
12. to designate or describe by or on a label.
13. to put in a certain class; classify.
14. to incorporate a radioactive or heavy isotope into (a molecule) in order to make traceable.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French: ribbon, probably < Germanic]
la′bel•er, n.

label


Past participle: labelled
Gerund: labelling

Imperative
label
label
Present
I label
you label
he/she/it labels
we label
you label
they label
Preterite
I labelled
you labelled
he/she/it labelled
we labelled
you labelled
they labelled
Present Continuous
I am labelling
you are labelling
he/she/it is labelling
we are labelling
you are labelling
they are labelling
Present Perfect
I have labelled
you have labelled
he/she/it has labelled
we have labelled
you have labelled
they have labelled
Past Continuous
I was labelling
you were labelling
he/she/it was labelling
we were labelling
you were labelling
they were labelling
Past Perfect
I had labelled
you had labelled
he/she/it had labelled
we had labelled
you had labelled
they had labelled
Future
I will label
you will label
he/she/it will label
we will label
you will label
they will label
Future Perfect
I will have labelled
you will have labelled
he/she/it will have labelled
we will have labelled
you will have labelled
they will have labelled
Future Continuous
I will be labelling
you will be labelling
he/she/it will be labelling
we will be labelling
you will be labelling
they will be labelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been labelling
you have been labelling
he/she/it has been labelling
we have been labelling
you have been labelling
they have been labelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been labelling
you will have been labelling
he/she/it will have been labelling
we will have been labelling
you will have been labelling
they will have been labelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been labelling
you had been labelling
he/she/it had been labelling
we had been labelling
you had been labelling
they had been labelling
Conditional
I would label
you would label
he/she/it would label
we would label
you would label
they would label
Past Conditional
I would have labelled
you would have labelled
he/she/it would have labelled
we would have labelled
you would have labelled
they would have labelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.label - a brief description given for purposes of identificationlabel - a brief description given for purposes of identification; "the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"
description - the act of describing something
2.label - trade name of a company that produces musical recordings; "the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
3.label - a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
radioisotope - a radioactive isotope of an element; produced either naturally or artificially
4.label - an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
gummed label, paster, sticker - an adhesive label
tag, ticket - a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
tag - a label associated with something for the purpose of identification; "semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word"
title bar - (computer science) a horizontal label at the top of a window, bearing the name of the currently active document
Verb1.label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
call - ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
address, direct - put an address on (an envelope)
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
denominate, designate - assign a name or title to
stigmatise, stigmatize, brand, denounce, mark - to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
2.label - attach a tag or label tolabel - attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
attach - cause to be attached
brandmark, trademark, brand - mark with a brand or trademark; "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
point - mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
point - mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
point - mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
calibrate - mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units; "he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale"
code - attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"
badge - put a badge on; "The workers here must be badged"
3.label - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
acquit, assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
convict - find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"
tout - advertize in strongly positive terms; "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"
rule, find - decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
qualify - pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
disqualify - declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
intonate, intone - speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone; "please intonate with sadness"
4.label - distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
5.label - distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, severalise, severalize, tell apart, separate, tell - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

label

noun
1. tag, ticket, tab, marker, flag, tally, sticker, docket (chiefly Brit.) He peered at the label on the bottle.
2. epithet, description, classification, characterization Her treatment of her husband earned her the label of the most hated woman in America.
verb
1. tag, mark, stamp, ticket, flag, tab, tally, sticker, docket (chiefly Brit.) The produce was labelled 'Made in China'.
2. brand, classify, describe, class, call, name, identify, define, designate, characterize, categorize, pigeonhole Too often the press are labelled as bad boys.

label

noun
1. An identifying or descriptive slip:
2. A name or other device placed on merchandise to signify its ownership or manufacture:
verb
1. To attach a ticket to:
2. To set off by or as if by a mark indicating ownership or manufacture:
3. To describe with a word or term:
Translations
بِطاقَه، لاصِقَة المعلوماتمُلْصَقٌيُلْصِق بِطاقَه أو لاصِقَه
štítekvisačkajmenovkaopatřit etiketou
etiketmærkatmærkemærkeseddel
etiketti
etiketa
merkjamiîi
ラベル
라벨
etiketėkortelėpritvirtinti etiketępritvirtinti kortelę
etiķeteuzlīmeuzlīmēt etiķeti
labelplatenmaatschappijprijzenaanbrengenbestempelen
dať etiketu
etiketaoznačiti z etiketo
beteckningetikettetiketteramärke
ป้าย
etiketetiket yapıştırmaketiketlemek
nhãn mác

label

[ˈleɪbl]
A. N
1. (on merchandise, luggage, clothing) → etiqueta f
sticky labeletiqueta f adhesiva
warning labeletiqueta f de advertencia
see also address C
see also luggage B
2. (= brand) → marca f
these products are sold under our own labelestos productos se venden como parte de nuestra propia marca
see also designer B
see also own-label
3. (also record label) → sello m discográfico
the LP is on the A & M labelel elepé es del sello discográfico A & M
4. (fig) (= classification) → etiqueta f
it was comforting to be able to put a label on my illnessera reconfortante el poder ponerle una etiqueta a mi enfermedad
B. VT
1. (lit) → etiquetar, poner etiqueta a
I've just spent a whole day labelling boxesme he pasado el día etiquetando cajas or poniendo etiquetas a cajas
the jar was not labelledel bote no llevaba etiqueta, el bote no estaba etiquetado
the bottle was labelled "poison"la botella llevaba una etiqueta que decía "veneno"
every packet must be clearly labelledcada paquete debe llevar una etiqueta que indique claramente su contenido
2. (fig) to label sb (as) sthcalificar a algn de algo, tachar a algn de algo (pej)
he was labelled (as) a troublemakerlo calificaron or lo tacharon de alborotador

label

[ˈleɪbəl]
n
(on jar, bottle, case, box)étiquette f designer label
(= brand) [record] → label m
(= description) → étiquette f
to earn sb the label of sth → valoir à qn l'étiquette de qch
actions which earned her the label of the most hated woman in America → des actes qui lui ont valu l'étiquette de femme la plus haïe d'Amérique
vtétiqueter; [+ product, item]
[+ person] to label sb a ... → étiqueter qn ...
They are afraid to contact the social services in case they are labelled a problem family → Ils ne contactent pas les services sociaux de peur d'être étiquetés famille à problèmes., Ils ne contactent pas les services sociaux de peur qu'on les étiquette famille à problèmes.
to be labelled as sth → être étiqueté qch

label

n
(lit)Etikett nt, → Label nt; (showing contents, instructions etc) → Aufschrift f, → Beschriftung f; (on specimen, cage) → Schild nt; (tied on) → Anhänger m; (adhesive) → Aufkleber m, → Aufklebeetikett nt; (on parcel) → Paketadresse f; (of record company)Label nt, → Plattenfirma f; on the Pye labelunter dem Pye-Label
(fig)Etikett nt (usu pej)
vt
(lit)etikettieren, mit einem Schild/Anhänger/Aufkleber versehen; (= write on)beschriften; the bottle was labelled (Brit) or labeled (US) “poison”die Flasche trug die AufschriftGift
(fig) ideasbezeichnen; (pej)abstempeln; to label somebody (as) somethingjdn als etw abstempeln; he got himself labelled (Brit) or labeled (US) as a troublemakerer brachte sich (dat)den Ruf eines Unruhestifters ein

label

[ˈleɪbl]
1. netichetta, cartellino; (brand, of record) → casa discografica, etichetta
he records on the E.M.I. label → incide per la E.M.I.
2. vt
a. (goods) → mettere l'etichetta su, marcare (fig) → classificare, etichettare
a bottle labelled "poison" → una bottiglia con l'etichetta "veleno"

label

(ˈleibl) noun
a small written note fixed on or near anything to tell its contents, owner etc. luggage labels; The label on the blouse said `Do not iron'.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈlabelled , American ˈlabeled
verb to attach a label to. She labelled all the boxes of books carefully.

label

مُلْصَقٌ štítek mærkat Etikett ετικέτα etiqueta etiketti étiquette etiketa etichetta ラベル 라벨 label etikett etykieta etiqueta ярлык märke ป้าย etiket nhãn mác 标签

la·bel

n. etiqueta;
vt. poner etiquetas.

label

n etiqueta
References in classic literature ?
I don't believe any of you suffer as I do," cried Amy, "for you don't have to go to school with impertinent girls, who plague you if you don't know your lessons, and laugh at your dresses, and label your father if he isn't rich, and insult you when your nose isn't nice.
Next: how shall we define the whale, by his obvious externals, so as conspicuously to label him for all time to come?
X had ordered the dinner, and when the wine came on, he picked up a bottle, glanced at the label, and then turned to the grave, the melancholy, the sepulchral head waiter and said it was not the sort of wine he had asked for.
We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
he asked, after he had placed a label on the bottle, and had written a word on it in large letters.
was painted on the door, and there was a label on the letter-box, "Return shortly.
Faces that fall into types you can describe, or at all events label in such a way that the reader can identify them; but those faces that consist mainly of spiritual effect and physical bloom, that change with everything they look upon, the light in which ebbs and flows with every changing tide of the soul,--these you have to love to know, and to worship to portray.
There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (`which certainly was not here before,' said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words `DRINK ME' beautifully printed on it in large letters.
Near him was Sancho Panza holding the halter of his ass, at whose feet was another label that said, "Sancho Zancas," and according to the picture, he must have had a big belly, a short body, and long shanks, for which reason, no doubt, the names of Panza and Zancas were given him, for by these two surnames the history several times calls him.
On the table in the hall stood a glass, and a bottle with a whisky label on a tray.
On a table in the hall was a great bunch of keys, with a time-yellowed label on each.
You marry a money-bag label, it is true; well, but what does that matter?