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 unlabeled
Contemporary Examples of unlabeled
The unit features three unlabeled controls, as well as a digital display of the current temperature and humidity.Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough?
April 2, 2014
Historical Examples of unlabeled
Their ancient marks were gone, and their bones alike—uncertain, unlabeled, indistinguishable.
Beside these there were still twelve cans of the “unlabeled and unknown” vegetables and fruit.The Cruise of the O Moo
Roy J. Snell
The fundamental principles of the system, its revealed truths, are more readily accepted when unlabeled.The Vitality of 'Mormonism'
James E. Talmage
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.