Tag

Noun

  • A type of cardboard.
  • An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said").
  • (computing) A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.

    "The <strong>tag</strong> provides a title for the Web page."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely.</li><li class='def_entry'>Something mean and paltry; the rabble.</li><li class='def_entry'>(slang) A person's name.<p class='example_entry'>"What's your <strong>tag</strong>?"</p></li><li class='def_entry'>A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.</li><li class='def_entry'>A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag.</li><li class='def_entry'>(baseball) An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.<p class='example_entry'>"The <strong>tag</strong> was applied at second for the final out."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>(computing) A keyword, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based classification; often used to categorize content.<p class='example_entry'>"I want to add genre and artist <strong>tags</strong> to the files in my music collection."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.</li><li class='def_entry'>(biochemistry) Any short peptide sequence artificially attached to proteins mostly in order to help purify, solubilize or visualize these proteins.</li><li class='def_entry'>A game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch one of the others, who then becomes "it".</li><li class='def_entry'>Graffiti in the form of a stylized signature particular to the person who makes the graffiti.</li><li class='def_entry'>(chiefly US) a vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers).</li><li class='def_entry'>(computing) A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.<p class='example_entry'>"The <sarcasm> <strong>tag</strong> conveys sarcasm in Internet slang."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>A decoration drawn over some Hebrew letters in Jewish scrolls.</li><li class='def_entry'>A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.</li><li class='def_entry'>A sheep in its first year.</li><li class='def_entry'>A small label.</li></ul><h4>Verb</h4><ul><li class='def_entry'>(transitive) To label (something).</li><li class='def_entry'>(transitive, baseball, colloquial) To hit the ball hard.<p class='example_entry'>"He really <strong>tagged</strong> that ball."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>To follow closely, accompany, tag along.</li><li class='def_entry'>To fasten; to attach.</li><li class='def_entry'>(transitive) To remove dung tags from a sheep.<p class='example_entry'>"Regularly <strong>tag</strong> the rear ends of your sheep."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>(transitive, computing) To mark with a tag (metadata for classification).<p class='example_entry'>"I am <strong>tagging</strong> my music files by artist and genre."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>(transitive) To fit with, or as if with, a tag or tags.</li><li class='def_entry'>(transitive, graffiti) To mark (something) with one’s tag.</li><li class='def_entry'>(transitive, baseball) To put a runner out by touching them with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.<p class='example_entry'>"He <strong>tagged</strong> the runner for the out."</p></li><li class='def_entry'>(transitive) To catch and touch (a player in the game of tag).</li></div><div class="clearfix"></div><div class="item-meta single-post-meta content-pad"></div><ul class="list-inline social-light"></ul> </article><div id="comments" class="comments-area"><h4 class="count-title"></h4><div class="comment-form-tm"><div id="respond" class="comment-respond"><div class="author-current"></div><h3 id="reply-title" class="comment-reply-title"> <small><a rel="nofollow" id="cancel-comment-reply-link" href="/word-definition/tag/#respond" style="display:none;">Cancel reply</a></small></h3><form action="http://wordssidekick.com/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" 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