- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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. 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
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//