1. a brief description given for purposes of identification
- the label modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
2. trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
- the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent
3. a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
4. an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
Sentences with label as a noun:
- We laughed at her because the label was still on her new sweater.
- The label says this silk scarf should not be washed in the washing machine.
- Although the label priced this poster at three pounds, I got it for two.
- Ever since he started going to the rock club, he's been given the label "waster".
- The label signed the band after hearing a demo tape.
- Storage devices can be given by label or ID.
1. assign a label to; designate with a label
- These students were labelled `learning disabled'
2. attach a tag or label to
- label these bottles
3. pronounce judgment on
- They labeled him unfit to work here
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
Sentences with label as a verb:
- The shop assistant labeled all the products in the shop.
- He's been unfairly labeled as a cheat, although he's only ever cheated once.