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Etymology

From Old French label and lambel (Modern French: lambeau).

Noun

Singular
label

Plural
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  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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to label

Third person singular
labels

Simple past
labelled (UK) or labeled (US)

Past participle
-

Present participle
labelling (UK) or labeling (US)

to label (third-person singular simple present labels, present participle labelling (UK) or labeling (US), simple past and past participle labelled (UK) or labeled (US))
  1. (transitive) To put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something).
  2. (transitive) To give a label to (someone or something) in order to categorise that person or thing.

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References

  • "label" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

label” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Dutch

Etymology

From English.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /lebəl/

Noun

label n. (plural s, diminutive tje)

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

French

Noun

label m. (plural labels)

  1. quality label
  2. music label

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