label


label
label [lā′bəl]
n.
[OFr, a rag, strip < Frank * labba, akin to OHG lappa, a rag, shred: for IE base see LAP1]
1. Archaic
a) a narrow band of cloth, etc.; fillet
b) a narrow strip of ribbon attached to a document to hold the seal
2. a card, strip of paper, etc. marked and attached to an object to indicate its nature, contents, ownership, destination, etc.
3. a descriptive word or phrase applied to a person, group, theory, etc. as a convenient generalized classification
4. an identifying brand, as of a company producing recorded music
5.
a) a company producing and distributing prerecorded discs, tapes, etc.
b) such a tape, disc, etc.
6. TRACER (n. 4)
7. Archit. a projecting molding over a door, window, etc.
8. Heraldry a horizontal bar with several dependent points on the coat of arms of an eldest son
vt.
labeled or labelled, labeling or labelling
1. to attach a label to; mark with a label
2. to classify as; call; describe
3.
a) to differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex process
b) to incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)
labeler
n.
labeller

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • label — [ labɛl ] n. m. • 1899; mot angl. « étiquette », de l a. fr. label, var. de lambeau ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ (1906) Marque apposée sur un produit pour certifier qu il a été fabriqué dans les conditions de travail et de salaire fixées par le syndicat ou l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • label — I noun brand, cachet, classification, description, docket, emblem, hallmark, identification, identification tag, insignia, mark, mark of identification, marker, sign, slip, stamp, sticker, superscription, tag, ticket associated concepts:… …   Law dictionary

  • Label — La bel (l[=a] b[e^]l), n. [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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Label — [ˈleɪbəl] (englisch „Zettel“, „Schildchen“) steht für: Etikett, mit dem zum Beispiel der Preis einer Ware ausgezeichnet wird Label (Programmierung), ein Bezeichner innerhalb eines Programmcodes in einem Computerprogramm Führungstext (Label), ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Label — La bel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Labeled} (l[=a] b[e^]ld) or {Labelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Labeling} or {Labelling}.] 1. To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package. [1913 Webster] 2. To affix in or on a label.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • label — A strip of paper (printed singly or in multiples) that shows destination, mail class or type, office of distribution, and routing instructions. It is placed in the label holders of cases, pouches, or sacks. Also, a type of directive that provides …   Glossary of postal terms

  • label- — *label germ.?, Neutrum: nhd. Becken, Schüssel; ne. basin; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., as., ahd.; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. lābellum; Etymologie: s …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • label — ► NOUN 1) a small piece of paper, fabric, etc. attached to an object and giving information about it. 2) the name or trademark of a fashion company. 3) a company that produces recorded music. 4) a classifying name applied to a person or thing. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • Label — Label,das:⇨Aufschrift(1) Label 1.Etikett,Klebeetikett,Schallplattenetikett,Marke,Schild(chen),Aufklebeschild,Aufkleber;ugs.:Sticker 2.Marke,Markenname,Markenzeichen,Markenbezeichnung,Firmenname,Firmenbezeichnung 3.Plattenfirma …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme


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