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Definition of "label" [la•bel]

  • 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. (noun)
  • A descriptive term; an epithet. (noun)
  • A distinctive name or trademark identifying a product or manufacturer, especially a recording company. (noun)
  • Architecture A molding over a door or window; a dripstone. (noun)
  • Heraldry A figure in a field consisting of a narrow horizontal bar with several pendants. (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A brief descriptive phrase or term given to a person, group, school of thought, etc (noun)
  • A word or phrase heading a piece of text to indicate or summarize its contents (noun)
  • A trademark or company or brand name on certain goods, esp, formerly, on gramophone records (noun)
  • A charge consisting of a horizontal line across the chief of a shield with three or more pendants: the charge of an eldest son (noun)
  • A group of characters, such as a number or a word, appended to a particular statement in a program to allow its unique identification (noun)
  • A radioactive element used in a compound to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction (noun)
  • To fasten a label to (verb)
  • To mark with a label (verb)
  • To describe or classify in a word or phrase (verb)
  • To make (one or more atoms in a compound) radioactive, for use in determining the mechanism of a reaction (verb)

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Use "label" in a sentence
  • "The must-win label is overused, but it almost fits for this game."
  • "Check the title label below for even more frontline comics"
  • "This issue should complete the whole series check the title label below if your missing the other issues Classic EC horror/scifi series."