- Also called sentinel.a symbol, mark, or other labeling device indicating the beginning or end of a unit of information.
- Also called markup tag.such a label or string of characters within angle brackets, used to specify format, structure, or style in an electronic document or web page.
- Also called semantic tag.such a label taking the form of a keyword or short phrase, used to classify or organize digital data, aid online searches, etc.
verb (used with object), tagged, tag·ging.
verb (used without object), tagged, tag·ging.
Origin of tag1
Examples from the Web for tagger
Historical Examples of tagger
As soon as a tagger tries to slap a hand it should be quickly lowered.
The tagging must be done in the same aisle in which the tagger stands.
"I'd a bit bigger if I'd been a tagger," said Bobby thoughtfully.Shadows of Flames
Whereupon every player must run out from his home or goal, or change places with the tagger.
The third and fourth rows play together, facing away from each other, and leaving a free aisle for their old man or tagger.
- Also called: tag questiona clause added on to another clause to invite the hearer's agreement or conversational cooperation. Tags are usually in the form of a question with a pronoun as subject, the antecedent of which is the subject of the main clause; as isn't it in the bread is on the table, isn't it?
- a linguistic item added on to a sentence but not forming part of it, as John in are you there, John?
verb tags, tagging or tagged (mainly tr)
Word Origin for tag
verb tags, tagging or tagged (tr)
Word Origin for tag
"small hanging piece from a garment," c.1400, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian tagg "point, prong, barb," Swedish tagg "prickle, thorn," Middle Low German tagge "branch, twig, spike"); cognate with tack (n.1). Meaning "label" is first recorded 1835; sense of "automobile license plate" is recorded from 1935, originally underworld slang. Meaning "an epithet, popular designation" is recorded from 1961, hence slang verb meaning "to write graffiti in public places" (1990).
"children's game," 1738, perhaps a variation of Scot. tig "touch, tap" (1721), probably an alteration of Middle English tek "touch, tap" (see tick (2)).
"to furnish with a tag," mid-15c., from tag (n.1). Related: Tagged; tagging. To tag along is first recorded 1900.
in the baseball sense, 1907, from tag (n.2); the adjective in the pro-wrestling sense is recorded from 1955.