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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Label \La"bel\ (l[=a]"b[e^]l), noun [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 lip.]

1. A tassel. [Obs.] --Huloet. --Fuller.

2. A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, and indicating, 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 square 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Label \La"bel\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Labeled} (l[=a]"b[e^]ld) or {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.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

label

noun

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" [syn: {label}, {recording label}]

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

verb

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" [syn: {tag}, {label}, {mark}]

3: pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here" [syn: {pronounce}, {label}, {judge}]

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


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