Definition and Meanings for label

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Label is ranked 3,610 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of label

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of label

of. label sort of ribbon or fringe, label in heraldry, f. lambeau shred, strip, rag; of uncertain origin; cf. l. labellum, dim. of labrum lip, edge, margin, g. lappen flap, patch, rag, tatter (cf. lap of a dress), w. llab, llabed, label, flap, gael. leab, leob, slice, shred, hanging lip

Meaning of label

as noun

  • a tassel.
  • a slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, and indicating, usually by an inscription, the contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or a package.
  • a slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.
  • a writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will.
  • a barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants, or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his father is still living.
  • a brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes.
  • the name now generally given to the projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in medi
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as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.
  • to affix in or on a label.
  • No antonyms for label

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