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Definition of label verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they label
    he / she / it labels
    past simple labeled ()labelled
    -ing form labeling ()labelling
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  1. 1label 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. 2to 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: label