Label

Noun

  • A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.

    "The label says this silk scarf should not be washed in the washing machine."

  • A company that sells records.

    "The label signed the band after hearing a demo tape."

  • (heraldry) A charge resembling the strap crossing the horse‚Äôs chest from which pendants are hung.
  • A brass rule with sights, formerly used with a circumferentor to take altitudes.
  • A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.

    "We laughed at her because the label was still on her new sweater."

  • A name given to something or someone to categorise them as part of a particular social group.

    "Ever since he started going to the rock club, he's been given the label "waster"."

  • (computing) A named place in source code that can be jumped to using a GOTO or equivalent construct.
  • A piece of writing added to something, such as a codicil appended to a will.
  • In mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
  • A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.

    "Although the label priced this poster at three pounds, I got it for two."

  • (computing) A user-defined alias for a numerical designation, the reverse of an enumeration.

    "Storage devices can be given by label or ID."

  • (obsolete) A tassel.
  • (architecture) The projecting moulding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediaeval architecture.

Verb

  • (transitive) To give a label to (someone or something) in order to categorise that person or thing.

    "He's been unfairly labeled as a cheat, although he's only ever cheated once."

  • (transitive) To put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something).

    "The shop assistant labeled all the products in the shop."

  • (biochemistry) To replace specific atoms by their isotope in order to track the presence or movement of this isotope through a reaction, metabolic pathway or cell.

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