- 1 label something to attach a label on something or write information on something We carefully labeled each item with the contents and the date. The file was labeled “Private.”
- 2 to describe someone or something in a particular way, especially unfairly label somebody/something (as) something label somebody/something + noun/adj. It is unfair to label a small baby as naughty. He was labeled (as) a traitor by his former colleagues.
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NAmE//ˈleɪbl//[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they label
he / she / it labels
past simple labeled ()labelled
-ing form labeling ()labelling