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Definition of tag verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tag

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//tæɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tæɡ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tag
    BrE BrE//tæɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tæɡ//
     
    he / she / it tags
    BrE BrE//tæɡz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tæɡz//
     
    past simple tagged
    BrE BrE//tæɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tæɡd//
     
    past participle tagged
    BrE BrE//tæɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tæɡd//
     
    -ing form tagging
    BrE BrE//ˈtæɡɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæɡɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1tag something/somebody to fasten a tag onto something/somebody Each animal was tagged with a number for identification. The containers were tagged with colour-coded labels. see also electronic tagging
  2. 2tag somebody/something as something to give somebody/something a name that describes what they are or do synonym label The country no longer wanted to be tagged as a Third World nation.
  3. 3tag something (computing) to add a set of letters or symbols to a piece of text or data in order to identify it or to show that it is to be treated in a particular way
  4. 4tag somebody/something to add a link to various users' profiles from a photo on a social media website If you upload a photo, people can tag the people in it. The site lets you tag and share photographs.
  5. 5tag something to leave a name or mark on a piece of graffiti to show who made it Graffiti artists started tagging and painting entire subway trains.
  6. Word Originverb late Middle English (denoting a narrow hanging section of a decoratively slashed garment): of unknown origin; compare with dag. The verb dates from the early 17th cent. Phrasal Verbstag alongtag somethingon
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