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Label meaning

label - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. assign a label to; designate with a label; " These students were labelled ` learning disabled'"
  2. 2. A tassel.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.
  5. 5. A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes.
  8. 8. In mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
  9. 9. To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.
  10. 10. To affix in or on a label.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Slip of paper, & c., with name, title, & c., affixed to anything.

label - examples of usage

  1. " Boys, he'd run out of the cure I wanted and gave me the first bottle handy, with a wrong label on. - "A Prairie Courtship", Harold Bindloss.
  2. " Reuben Hallard" arrived in a dark red cover with a white paper label. - "Fortitude", Hugh Walpole.
  3. He has allowed no one to slip inside his soul, and " label" and " catalogue" what he found there. - "A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)", Mrs. Sutherland Orr.
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