verb (used with object), la·beled, la·bel·ing or (especially British) la·belled, la·bel·ling.
Origin of label
Examples from the Web for labeled
Contemporary Examples of labeled
First they labeled me the “girlfriend,” then I was the “cougar girlfriend.”Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
November 26, 2014
The song has been labeled controversial and progressive—and has been celebrated in such outlets as Rolling Stone and Slate.Is This Country Star the New Wendy Davis?
November 8, 2014
Her opponents, meanwhile, labeled her “the Democratic Scott Walker.”Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014
November 6, 2014
When the trailer debuted in June, Drudge Report picked up the link to it and labeled it an “Obama Generation Satire.”‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films
October 30, 2014
Or will you be labeled “too extreme” if you choose to buy only local, organic produce?Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession
October 25, 2014
Historical Examples of labeled
No, that radiograph which I have labeled number one is not a copy.The Social Gangster
Arthur B. Reeve
He took a very long time doing this, and labeled it carefully.The Martian
Some of these apples might be labeled, "To be eaten in the wind."Excursions and Poems
Henry David Thoreau
Both have been declared canonical; both are bound in the same volume and labeled Holy Bible.The Bible
John E. Remsburg
These are the smaller fragments that have been labeled, also, Exhibit 857.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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.