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Verb: label (labelled,labelling, or [US] labeled,labeling)  ley-bul
  1. Assign a label to; designate with a label
     
  2. Attach a tag or label to
    "label these bottles";
    - tag, mark
     
  3. Officially declare a judgment on someone
    "They labelled him unfit to work here";
    - pronounce, judge
     
  4. Distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labelled atom
     
  5. Distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
Noun: label  ley-bul
  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";
    - 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

Derived forms: labeling, labelled, labelling, labels

Type of: adjudge, attach, brand, brand name, declare, denominate, description, designate, differentiate, distinguish, hold, mark, marker, marking, marque, radioisotope, radionuclide, secern, secernate, separate, severalise [Brit], severalize, tell, tell apart, trade name

Encyclopedia: Label