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LABEL (labelled, labelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does label mean? 

LABEL (noun)
  The noun LABEL has 4 senses:

1. a brief description given for purposes of identification
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
4. an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

  Familiarity information: LABEL used as a noun is uncommon.


LABEL (verb)
  The verb LABEL has 5 senses:

1. assign a label to; designate with a label
2. attach a tag or label to
3. pronounce judgment on
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

  Familiarity information: LABEL used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LABEL (noun)


Sense 1label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief description given for purposes of identification

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture

Hypernyms ("label" is a kind of...):

description (the act of describing something)


Sense 2label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Trade name of a company that produces musical recordings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

recording label; label

Context example:

the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent

Hypernyms ("label" is a kind of...):

brand; brand name; marque; trade name (a name given to a product or service)


Sense 3label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("label" is a kind of...):

radioisotope (a radioactive isotope of an element; produced either naturally or artificially)


Sense 4label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("label" is a kind of...):

mark; marker; marking (a distinguishing symbol)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "label"):

gummed label; paster; sticker (an adhesive label)

tag (a label made of cardboard or plastic or metal)


LABEL (verb)


Sense 1label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign a label to; designate with a label

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

These students were labelled 'learning disabled'

Hypernyms (to "label" is one way to...):

denominate; designate (assign a name or title to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "label"):

brand; denounce; mark; stigmatise; stigmatize (to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful)

call; name (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to)

address; direct (put an address on (an envelope))

call (ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach a tag or label to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mark; tag; label

Context example:

label these bottles

Hypernyms (to "label" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "label"):

point (mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes)

point (mark with diacritics)

point (mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics)

calibrate (mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units)

code (attach a code to)

badge (put a badge on)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 3label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pronounce judgment on

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

pronounce; label; judge

Context example:

They labeled him unfit to work here

Hypernyms (to "label" is one way to...):

adjudge; declare; hold (declare to be)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "label"):

intonate; intone (speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone)

disqualify (declare unfit)

qualify (pronounce fit or able)

find; rule (decide on and make a declaration about)

tout (advertize in strongly positive terms)

nasalise; nasalize (pronounce with a lowered velum)

convict (find or declare guilty)

acquit; assoil; clear; discharge; exculpate; exonerate (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 4label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "label" is one way to...):

differentiate; distinguish; secern; secernate; separate; severalise; severalize; tell; tell apart (mark as different)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5label [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "label" is one way to...):

differentiate; distinguish; secern; secernate; separate; severalise; severalize; tell; tell apart (mark as different)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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