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Definition of "tag" []

  • A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label: sale tags on all coats and dresses. (noun)
  • The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace. (noun)
  • The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail. (noun)
  • Sports A bright piece of feather, floss, or tinsel surrounding the shank of the hook on a fishing fly. (noun)
  • A dirty, matted lock of wool. (noun)
  • A piece or strip of paper, plastic, leather, etc, for attaching to something by one end as a mark or label (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.

  • An electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offender's whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system (noun)
  • A small piece of material hanging from or loosely attached to a part or piece (noun)
  • A point of metal or other hard substance at the end of a cord, lace, etc, to prevent it from fraying and to facilitate threading (noun)
  • An epithet or verbal appendage, the refrain of a song, the moral of a fable, etc (noun)
  • A brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language (noun)
  • A clause added on to another clause to invite the hearer's agreement or conversational cooperation. Tags are usually in the form of a question with a pronoun as subject, the antecedent of which is the subject of the main clause; as isn't it in the bread is on the table, isn't it? (noun)
  • A linguistic item added on to a sentence but not forming part of it, as John in are you there, John? (noun)
  • An ornamental flourish as at the end of a signature (noun)
  • The contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail (noun)
  • A matted lock of wool or hair (noun)
  • A strand of tinsel, wire, etc, tied to the body of an artificial fly (noun)
  • A graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol (noun)
  • To mark with a tag (verb)
  • To monitor the whereabouts of (an offender) by means of an electronic tag (verb)
  • To add or append as a tag (verb)
  • To supply (prose or blank verse) with rhymes (verb)
  • To trail (behind) (verb)
  • To name or call (someone something) (verb)
  • To cut the tags of wool or hair from (an animal) (verb)
  • To paint one's tag on (a building, wall, etc) (verb)

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Use "tag" in a sentence
  • "; '' '% tag%' '': A sanitized version of the tag name (tag slug field on New/Edit Tag panel)."
  • "Matching an XHTML/XML tag (via immike. net) function get_tag ($tag, $xml) {"
  • "Perfect example is when I see templates where the title tag is coded in h2 when h1 would be a little better."