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 labeling
Contemporary Examples of labeling
Even his nametag played up his dweeby nature, labeling him “Mr. Gruber, PhD.”Obamacare Architect: I Wanted to Sound Smart
December 9, 2014
Actually for Conte, who has a passionate aversion to labeling, that may be a bit too much categorization for his liking.Viral Video Pioneers: How Pomplamoose is Turning YouTube Stardom Into a Sustainable Profession
October 27, 2014
The idea behind the labeling of GMOs is simple, logical, and appealingly democratic.
In Europe, where fear of GMOs is much more widespread than in the United States, labeling is a common practice.
The media, forever starved for lazy shorthand, have gone along with the labeling too.The New Right-Wing Idol: Working Moms
July 16, 2014
Historical Examples of labeling
In addition Marie, skilful too of touch, was put in the labeling department.The Story of Silk
Sara Ware Bassett
Why have we such a rage for labeling and cataloguing the beautiful things of Nature?Little Brothers of the Air
Olive Thorne Miller
Sample book covers, labeling, tissue paper novelties and decorations (seasonal and year round work, good wages).The Making of a Trade School
Mary Schenck Woolman
Westby had completed his geometrical figures and was now engaged in labeling them with letters.The Jester of St. Timothy's
Arthur Stanwood Pier
A room with special molding machinery is required and tables for wrapping, labeling and boxing the product are necessary.The Book of Cheese
Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
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.