label

label

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English Online Dictionary. What means label‎? What does label mean?

  • labell (non-standard)

From Middle English label (narrow band, strip of cloth), from Old French label, lambel (Modern French lambeau), from Frankish *lappā (torn piece of cloth), from Proto-Germanic *lappǭ, *lappô (cloth stuff, rag, scraps, flap, dewlap, lobe, rabbit ear), from Proto-Indo-European *leb- (blade). Cognate with Old High German lappa (rag, piece of cloth), Old English læppa (skirt, flap of a garment). More at lap.

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈleɪbəl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪbəl

label (plural labels)

  1. A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.
    Synonyms: sign, tag, ticket
  2. A name given to something or someone to categorise them as part of a particular social group.
    Synonyms: category, pigeonhole
  3. (music) A company that sells records.
    Synonym: record label
  4. (computing) A user-defined alias for a numerical designation, the reverse of an enumeration.
  5. (computing) A named place in source code that can be jumped to using a GOTO or equivalent construct.
  6. (heraldry) A charge resembling the strap crossing the horse’s chest from which pendants are hung.
    Synonym: lambel
  7. (obsolete) A tassel.
  8. A small strip, especially of paper or parchment (or of some material attached to parchment to carry the seal), but also of iron, brass, land, etc.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, iv.:
      Ere this hand, by thee to Romeo seal'd, / Shall be the label to another deed.
  9. A piece of writing added to something, such as a codicil appended to a will.
  10. (historical) A brass rule with sights, formerly used with a circumferentor to take altitudes.
  11. (architecture) The projecting moulding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediaeval architecture.
  12. In mediaeval and later art, a representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
  13. (graphical user interface) A non-interactive control or widget displaying text, often used to describe the purpose of another control.

label (third-person singular simple present labels, present participle (UK) labelling or (US) labeling, simple past and past participle (UK) labelled or (US) labeled)

  1. (transitive) To put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something).
    The shop assistant labeled all the products in the shop.
  2. (ditransitive) To give a label to (someone or something) in order to categorise that person or thing.
    He's been unfairly labeled as a cheat, although he's only ever cheated once.
  3. (biochemistry) To replace specific atoms by their isotope in order to track the presence or movement of this isotope through a reaction, metabolic pathway or cell.
  4. (biochemistry) To add a detectable substance, either transiently or permanently, to a biological substance in order to track the presence of the label-substance combination either in situ or in vitro
    • 2015, "Protein binder woes" (editorial), Nature Methods, 12(5) (May): 373.
      They may be used to label and image a protein within tissue, to isolate cells on the basis of marker expression, or to physically capture a protein from a complex biological mixture....
  • (put a ticket or sign on): tag, price
  • (give a label to in order to categorise): categorise, compartmentalise, peg, pigeonhole; see also Thesaurus:classify
  • relabel
  • “label”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
  • “label”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
  • (projecting moulding in architecture): Dictionary of Architecture (Architectural Publication Society of London)
  • Abell, Beall, Bella, be-all

Borrowed from English label.

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːbəl/

label n (plural labels, diminutive labeltje n)

  1. quality label
    Max Havelaar is het bekendste fair-tradelabel.
    Max Havelaar is the most well-known fair-trade label.
  2. music label
  • balle

Borrowed from English label, itself from Old French label, lambel (fringe, strip), 1899.

  • IPA(key): /la.bɛl/

label m (plural labels)

  1. quality label
  2. (music) record label
  • labelliser
  • “label”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • balle

Borrowed from English label.

  • IPA(key): /labəl/

label

  1. label

From French label (with possibility of indirect loan via Dutch label), from English label, from Middle English label (narrow band, strip of cloth), from Old French label, lambel (Modern French lambeau), from Frankish *lappā (torn piece of cloth), from Proto-Germanic *lappǭ, *lappô (cloth stuff, rag, scraps, flap, dewlap, lobe, rabbit ear), from Proto-Indo-European *leb- (blade). Cognate with Old High German lappa (rag, piece of cloth), Old English læppa (skirt, flap of a garment).

  • IPA(key): [ˈlabɛl]
  • Hyphenation: la‧bèl

labèl (first-person possessive labelku, second-person possessive labelmu, third-person possessive labelnya)

  1. label:
    Synonym: etiket
    1. a small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.
    2. (computing) a user-defined alias for a numerical designation, the reverse of an enumeration.
  2. quality label
  • “label” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Agency for Language Development and Cultivation – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, 2016.
  • lambeau
  • lambel

label oblique singularm (oblique plural labeaus or labeax or labiaus or labiax or labels, nominative singular labeaus or labeax or labiaus or labiax or labels, nominative plural label)

  1. strip of fabric
  2. badge; insignia
    Les armes son pere a label portoit
    His weapons bore the insignia of his father
  • English: label
    • French: label
  • French: lambeau

Unadapted borrowing from English label.

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛj.bɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛjbɛl
  • Syllabification: la‧bel

label m inan

  1. (music) music label
    Synonyms: wytwórnia, wytwórnia płytowa
  • label in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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