verb (used with object), la·beled, la·bel·ing or (especially British) la·belled, la·bel·ling.
Origin of label
Related Words for labelstamp, trademark, number, tag, design, logo, company, sticker, characterize, identify, specify, define, classify, designate, insignia, hallmark, classification, tally, epithet, mark
Examples from the Web for label
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 26, 2014
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
November 20, 2014
The genuine source of consternation, however, was her label Interscope.Azealia Banks Opens Up About Her Journey from Stripping to Rap Stardom
November 17, 2014
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
November 14, 2014
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
November 14, 2014
Historical Examples of label
Did you notice you could read every letter in the label on that ham?The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Then label the cans, so that no mistake will be made as to their contents.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
"I wonder if you have noticed something," she said, eyes on the label.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Down on your knees and tear off the label from the wrong side of another carpet!It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Except for the label, the "Finest Columbia Salmon" was ready for the market.American Notes
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.