label

[ ley-buhl ]
/ ˈleɪ bəl /

noun

verb (used with object), la·beled, la·bel·ing or (especially British) la·belled, la·bel·ling.

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Origin of label

1275–1325; Middle English <Middle French: ribbon, perhaps <Germanic. See lap1

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British Dictionary definitions for label

label
/ (ˈleɪbəl) /

noun

verb -bels, -belling or -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled (tr)

Derived forms of label

labeller, noun

Word Origin for label

C14: from Old French, from Germanic; compare Old High German lappa rag
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Scientific definitions for label

label
[ lābəl ]

See tracer.
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