label

[ ley-buh l ]
/ ˈleɪ bəl /

noun

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


Nearby words

  1. laban dance notation system,
  2. labarum,
  3. labdanum,
  4. labe,
  5. labefaction,
  6. labeled bracketing,
  7. labellist,
  8. labellum,
  9. labetalol,
  10. labetalol hydrochloride

Origin of label

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French: ribbon, perhaps < Germanic. See lap1

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British Dictionary definitions for labelled

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

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Word Origin and History for labelled
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Science definitions for labelled

label

[ lābəl ]

See tracer.
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