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Definition of label noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    label

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    NAmE//ˈleɪbl//
     
     
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  1. 1a piece of paper, etc. that is attached to something and that gives information about it synonym tag, ticket The washing instructions are on the label. price/address labels He'll only wear designer labels (= clothes with designer labels).
  2. 2 (disapproving) a word or phrase that is used to describe someone or something in a way that seems too general, unfair, or not correct I hated the label “housewife.”
  3. 3a company that produces and sells recorded music the Virgin record label It's his first release for a major label. see also off-label
  4. Thesauruslabeltag stickerThese are all words for a piece of paper, fabric, or plastic that is attached to something and gives information about it.label a small piece of paper, fabric, or plastic that is attached to something in order to show what it is or give information about it:The washing instructions are on the label. address labels He'll only wear clothes with a designer label.tag (often used in compounds) a small piece of paper, fabric, or plastic that is attached to something, or that someone wears, in order to give information about it/them:Everyone at the conference had to wear a name tag.label or tag?Labels in clothes are often made of fabric and sewn in. Tags on clothes are usually made of cardboard and cut off before you wear the clothes. Aname tag can be stuck or tied onto someone to show who they are:All babies in the hospital have name tags wrapped around their ankles.Price tag is much more frequent than price label and is used for both literal and figurative meanings:What does the price tag say? There is a $20 million price tag on the team's star player.A label can also be a sticker that you put on an envelope.sticker a sticky label with a picture or message on it, that you stick on to something.Patterns a price tag/sticker to have a label/tag/sticker to attach/put on/stick on a label/tag/sticker The label/tag/sticker says…
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