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 labelling
Contemporary Examples of labelling
One cannot deny that by labelling products, it creates an obvious next step that people then choose not to buy the goods at all.Stick a Label On It, Israel
October 16, 2012
Historical Examples of labelling
What would you think of labelling such accommodations 'home?'Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Captain Bendire's method of labelling his nests is also shown in full.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting
William T. Hornaday
So to give room for labelling, the brooch should be changed to a bracelet.
Who in the world of London had been labelling him as ironic?The Regent
E. Arnold Bennett
But that is no reason that we should immediately account for it by labelling it spiritism.Moon-Face and Other Stories
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.