One cannot deny that by labelling products, it creates an obvious next step that people then choose not to buy the goods at all.
No one can play the man of business like me, when I please, to the very filing and labelling of my letters.
Captain Bendire's method of labelling his nests is also shown in full.
About this time authorized dictionaries began to insert vulgar words, labelling them cant.
So to give room for labelling, the brooch should be changed to a bracelet.
The undertakers were then warned by the woman to be more careful in labelling coffins in the future.
Who in the world of London had been labelling him as ironic?
Of course not, you were labelling and pigeon holing all that you have thought of since sunrise!
But that is no reason that we should immediately account for it by labelling it spiritism.
In neither case are weighing, counting, stamping freight note, labelling or advice of arrival included.
c.1300, "narrow band or strip of cloth" (oldest use is as a technical term in heraldry), from Old French label, lambel "ribbon, fringe worn on clothes" (13c., Modern French lambeau "strip, rag, shred, tatter"), possibly from Frankish *labba or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German lappa "flap"), from Proto-Germanic *lapp- (see lap (n.)).
Later "dangling strip of cloth or ribbon used as an ornament in dress," "strip attached to a document to hold a seal" (both early 15c.), and with a general meaning "tag, sticker, slip of paper" (1670s). Meaning "circular piece of paper in the center of a gramophone record" (1907), containing information about the recorded music, led to meaning "a recording company" (1947).
"to affix a label to," c.1600, see label (n.); figurative sense of "to categorize" is from 1853. Related: Labeled; labeling; labelled; labelling.