verb (used with object), la·beled, la·bel·ing or (especially British) la·belled, la·bel·ling.
- laban dance notation system,
- labeled bracketing,
- labetalol hydrochloride
Origin of label
Examples from the Web for label
And the media, meanwhile, has referred to her as every label under the sun, from “a man” to “transsexual.”Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So what I always tell the kids is to be careful about signing to a label and always protect your copyright.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The genuine source of consternation, however, was her label Interscope.Azealia Banks Opens Up About Her Journey from Stripping to Rap Stardom|Marlow Stern|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hashtag has been used to label general rants about people getting naked for attention.#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt|Emily Shire|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One label I saw in a New York magazine headline was, “A Pop Star Even a Mother Could Love.”The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A label and place for everything, and everything in its place with its label.
He had no learning; he was not misled by the label on the bottle—for that is what learning largely meant in his time.The Victorian Age in Literature|G. K. Chesterton
In preparing stock solutions, label the bottles and write the formula with direction for use on the label.
He frowned over the delicate task of starting the film, inquired offhandedly, You got the photostat of the label inscription?The Record of Currupira|Robert Abernathy
The magazine published a photograph of the label, and it told its own convincing story.The Americanization of Edward Bok|Edward William Bok
verb -bels, -belling or -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled (tr)
Word Origin for label
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.