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Label appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb label:


The word label and its family (labelled, labelling, labels) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun label

What does label mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: labels

  1. a brief description given for purposes of identification
    • example: the label modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: description = the act of describing something
  2. trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
  3. a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: radioisotope = a radioactive isotope of an element
  4. an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: mark / marker / marking = a distinguishing symbol
    • more specific terms:
      • gummed label / sticker / paster = an adhesive label
      • ticket / tag = a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
      • tag = a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
      • title bar = a horizontal label at the top of a window, bearing the name of the currently active document

Alternative definition of the noun label


  1. A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.
  2. A name given to something or someone to categorise them as part of a particular social group.
  3. A company that sells records.
  4. [computing] A name attached to some item in source code, especially a point that can be jumped to using a GOTO or similar construct.

Definition of the verb label

What does label mean as a doing word?

Label is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: labelled, labelling

  1. assign a label to; designate with a label
  2. attach a tag or label to
  3. pronounce judgment on
    • example: They labeled him unfit to work here
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The captain baptized the ship
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate]The captain named the ship Seafarer
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] after [Predicate]They named it after Ira Cohen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Predicate]They named it for Charlie Brown

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): anoint, baptize, brand, christen, consecrate, crown, name, nickname, style.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of label: judge / pronounce
    • more generic words: adjudge / declare / hold = declare to be
    • more specific words:
  4. distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
  5. distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions


LABEL is an Aviation waypoint.


Label a.k.a. 88trees is a record label.


"Label" is a musical album of Ty Nikdy.

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"Label" a.k.a. "Rótulo" is a 2013 romance comedy short film written and directed by Felipe Cabral.


  1. Label: A label is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is written or printed information about the product. Information printed directly on a container or article can also be considered labeling.
    • also known as Pressure sensitive paper, Pressure-sensitive paper
  2. Label: In heraldry, a label is a charge resembling the strap crossing the horse’s chest from which pendants are hung. It is usually a mark of difference, but has sometimes been borne simply as a charge in its own right.
  3. Label: A label is a graphical control element which displays text on a form. It is usually a static control; having no interactivity. A label is generally used to identify a nearby text box or other widget. Some labels can respond to events such as mouse clicks, allowing the text of the label to be copied, but this is not standard user-interface practice. Labels usually cannot be given the focus, although in applications written in Java using the Swing toolkit, labels can be focused through tabbing. By contrast, in native Microsoft Windows applications, labels cannot be focused by this method.
  4. Label: Labels in Mac OS are a type of seven distinct, colored parameters of metadata that can be attributed to files, folders and disks in the operating system. The labels were introduced in System 7 and were kept until the release of Mac OS 9. Mac OS X versions 10.0, 10.1 and 10.2 lacked the attribute, which was reintroduced in Mac OS X version 10.3, though not without criticism.
    • also known as File label
  5. label: In computing, label is a command included with some operating systems. It is used to create, change, or delete a volume label on a logical drive, such as a hard disk partition or a floppy disk. Used without parameters, label changes the current volume label or deletes the existing label.
  6. Label: In sociology, the word labelling is used more as a metaphor, than a concrete concept. The general function of labels are widely known and recognized as a method of distinction that helps people recognize one product from another. In social terms, labels represent a way of differentiating and identifying people that is considered by many as a form of prejudice and discrimination.
  7. Label: Gives the formatted text corresponding to the delivery address of the person or organization.
  8. Label: Skill Level (Easy, Moderate, etc.

Phrases with Label

  1. Label Cloud
  2. Off Label
  3. Spin label
  4. Extra-Label
  5. White Label
  6. gummed label
  7. Record Label
  8. Charity label
  9. recording label

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Label

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Google previewThe Bridgemen's Magazine (1918)

The union label is the unmistakable sign of practical co-operation between employer and employe.

Google previewOfficial Journal (1904)

by Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America

The union label is the guide-post of union labor. It points the safe way in buying. It shows the wage-worker where to find friends among employers. The union label means solidarity and fraternity.

Google previewOptical Networks (2003)

Architecture and Survivability by Hussein T. Mouftah, Pin-Han Ho

interface, the label is a 20-bit number; for the layer-2 switch capable (L2SC) interface,

the label is the wavelength number of the lightpath; for the waveband-switched capable (WBSC) interface, the label is ...

Google previewFoundations of Constraint Satisfaction (2014)

Computation in Cognitive Science by Edward Tsang

Definition 1-2: A label is a variable-value pair that represents the assignment of the value to the variable. We use <x, v=...

Google previewDatabase Systems for Advanced Applications (2010)

15th International Conference, DASFAA 2010, International Workshops: GDM, BenchmarX, MCIS, SNSMW, DIEW, UDM, Tsukuba, Japan, April 1-4, 2010, Revised Selected Papers by Masatoshi Yoshikawa

For each element, create a vertex, whose label is the element name; 2. For elements v1 and v2 with parent-child relationships, create a directed edge e(v1, v1); 3. For each attribute, create a vertex, whose label is the attribute name; 4. For each ...

Google previewAdvances in Web Mining and Web Usage Analysis (2006)

7th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the Web, WEBKDD 2005, Chicago, IL, USA, August 21, 2005, Revised Papers by Olfa Nasraoui

The canonical label is the lexicographically smaller of the two possible sequences. (b) for a free tree (a graph without cycles): a depth sequence obtained by a depth-first traversal, which is a sequence of (node depth, ingoing edge label, node ...

Google previewVBA and Macros (2010)

Microsoft Excel 2010 by Bill Jelen, Tracy Syrstad

The label is the text you want to appear on your ribbon for the specified control.

Google previewWorldwide Computing and Its Applications - WWCA'98 (1998)

Second International Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, March 4-5, 1998, Proceedings by Yoshifumi Masunaga, Takuya Katayama, Michiharu Tsukamoto

An attribute label is the unique name for attribute and it indicates what kind of information is needed to the object. Information...

The method label is a unique name for this method operation, showing what operation is done with this method .

Google previewMachine readable labels in the blood transfusion service (2012)

Proceedings of a Symposium held on June 13th, 1979 by J. Jenkins

Transfusion set must have a filter Contents not to be used if there is wisible evidence of deterioration DO NOT VENT 1 * Park not to be revied Cô-it- Gi-Fi Blood group Transfusion service The uppermost label is the conventional, ...

Google previewAdvances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2004)

8th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2004, Sydney, Australia, May 26-28, 2004, Proceedings by Honghua Dai, Ramakrishnan Srikant, Chengqi Zhang

A tag tree pattern is an edge labeled tree which has ordered or unordered children and structured variables. An edge label is a tag or a keyword in such Web documents, and a variable can match an arbitrary subtree, which represents a field ...

Google previewNetwork Management: Principles and Practice

by Mani Subramanian

A label is a short, fixed length, locally significant identifier, which is used to identify an FEC. The label, which is put on a particular packet, represents the forwarding equivalence class (FEC) to which that packet is assigned. The MPLS label is a ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

label. 1. One or more characters that are within or attached to a set of data and represent information about the set, including its identification. 2. In communications, the information in a message used to identify specific system parameters, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

Sun Records Sun Records was established in 1952 by Sam Phillips as the primary record label for commercial releases...

Google previewA Dictionary of M?ori Computer Related Terms (2006)

English - M?ori

Element Title Name label Title Definition A name given to the resource. Comment Typically, Title will be a ...

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Small photo of Barcode Label Printer and Scanner for Distribution WarehouseSmall photo of Cereal is a healthy breakfast, Healthy oats cereal with text of a nutrition label on a cardSmall photo of White and colored label rolls isolated on white background with shadow reflection. Color reels of labels for printers. Labels for direct thermal or thermal transfer printing.Small photo of Colored label rolls isolated on white background with shadow reflection. Color reels of labels for printers. Labels for direct thermal or thermal transfer printing. Square and circle labels backgroundSmall photo of Colored label rolls isolated on white background with shadow reflection. Color reels of labels for printers. Labels for direct thermal or thermal transfer printing. Square and circle labels backgroundSmall photo of Colored label rolls isolated on white background with shadow reflection. Color reels of labels for printers. Labels for direct thermal or thermal transfer printing. Square and circle labels backgroundSmall photo of Orange label roll isolated on white background with shadow reflection. Color reel of labels for printers. Labels for direct thermal or thermal transfer printing. More...

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Quotes about Label

If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength. (Steve Albini)
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Scrabble value of L1A1B3E1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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