Definitions for: Label

[n] trade name of a company that produces musical recordings; "the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"
[n] a brief description given for purposes of identification; "the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"
[n] an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
[n] a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
[v] distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
[v] distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
[v] pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
[v] assign a label to; designate with a label
[v] attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"

Webster (1913) Definition: La"bel, n. [OF. label sort of ribbon or fringe, label in
heraldry, F. lambeau shred, strip, rag; of uncertain origin;
cf. L. labellum, dim. of labrum lip, edge, margin, G. lappen
flap, patch, rag, tatter (cf. Lap of a dress), W. llab,
llabed, label, flap, Gael. leab, leob, slice, shred, hanging
1. A tassel. [Obs.] --Huloet. Fuller.

2. A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to
anything, usually by an inscription, the contents,
ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or
a package.

3. A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document
to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.

4. A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added
to a will.

5. (Her.) A barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants,
or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of
cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his
father is still living.

6. A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection
with a circumferentor, to take altitudes. --Knight.

7. (Gothic Arch.) The name now generally given to the
projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of
openings in medi[ae]val architecture. It always has a
?quare form, as in the illustration. --Arch. Pub. Soc.

8. In medi[ae]val art, the representation of a band or scroll
containing an inscription. --Fairholt.

La"bel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Labeledor Labelled; p.
pr. & vb. n. Labeling or Labelling.]
1. To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to
label a bottle or a package.

2. To affix in or on a label. [R.]

Synonyms: judge, mark, pronounce, recording label, tag

See Also: acquit, address, adjudge, assoil, attach, badge, brand, brand, brand name, calibrate, call, clear, code, convict, declare, denominate, denounce, description, designate, differentiate, direct, discharge, disqualify, distinguish, exculpate, exonerate, find, gummed label, hold, intonate, intone, mark, mark, mark down, mark up, marker, marking, marque, name, nasalise, nasalize, paster, point, qualify, radioisotope, rule, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, sticker, stigmatise, stigmatize, tag, tell, tell apart, tout, trade name

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