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label

[ ley-buh l ]
/ ˈleɪ bəl /
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noun

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

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stamp, characterize, tag, identify, specify, define, classify, designate, tally, call, name, class, sticker

Nearby words

laban dance notation system, labarum, labdanum, labe, labefaction, label, labeled bracketing, labellist, labellum, labetalol, labetalol hydrochloride

Origin of label

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French: ribbon, perhaps < Germanic. See lap1
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British Dictionary definitions for labeled

label

/ (ˈleɪbəl) /

noun

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

Derived Formslabeller, noun

Word Origin for label

C14: from Old French, from Germanic; compare Old High German lappa rag
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Science definitions for labeled

label

[ lābəl ]

See tracer.
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