- 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 taggers
Historical Examples of taggers
When there are more than thirty players, it is desirable to have two or more who are It, or taggers.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium
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Word Origin for taggers
- 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.