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label - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'label' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Label [ n.]
- A tassel.
- A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, 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 mediaeval architecture. It always has a /quare form, as in the illustration.
- In mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
2 . Label [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'label' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . label [ n]
Meaning (1):
- trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
Example in sentence:
  • the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent
Meaning (2):
- a brief description given for purposes of identification
Example in sentence:
  • the label modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
3 . label [ v]
Meaning (3):
- attach a tag or label to
Example in sentence:
  • label these bottles
Meaning (4):
- assign a label to; designate with a label
Example in sentence:
  • These students were labelled `learning disabled'
Meaning (5):
- pronounce judgment on
Example in sentence:
  • They labeled him unfit to work here