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It's one thing to be a fan and it's another thing to be a label.
Gerry Beckley

Meaning of "label" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LABEL

From Old French, from Germanic; compare Old High German lappa rag.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LABEL

label  [ˈleɪbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LABEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Label is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb label in English.

WHAT DOES LABEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

label

Label

A label is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is printed information about the product. Information printed directly on a container or article can also be considered labeling. Labels have many uses including providing information on a product's origin, use, shelf-life and disposal, some or all of which may be governed by legislation such as that for food in the UK. Methods of production and attachment to packaging are many and various and may also be subject to internationally recognised standards.

Definition of label in the English dictionary

The first definition of label in the dictionary is a piece of paper, card, or other material attached to an object to identify it or give instructions or details concerning its ownership, use, nature, destination, etc; tag. Other definition of label is a brief descriptive phrase or term given to a person, group, school of thought, etc. Label is also a word or phrase heading a piece of text to indicate or summarize its contents.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LABEL

PRESENT

Present
I label
you label
he/she/it labels
we label
you label
they label
Present continuous
I am labelling
you are labelling
he/she/it is labelling
we are labelling
you are labelling
they are labelling
Present perfect
I have labelled
you have labelled
he/she/it has labelled
we have labelled
you have labelled
they have labelled
Present perfect continuous
I have been labelling
you have been labelling
he/she/it has been labelling
we have been labelling
you have been labelling
they have been labelling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I labelled
you labelled
he/she/it labelled
we labelled
you labelled
they labelled
Past continuous
I was labelling
you were labelling
he/she/it was labelling
we were labelling
you were labelling
they were labelling
Past perfect
I had labelled
you had labelled
he/she/it had labelled
we had labelled
you had labelled
they had labelled
Past perfect continuous
I had been labelling
you had been labelling
he/she/it had been labelling
we had been labelling
you had been labelling
they had been labelling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will label
you will label
he/she/it will label
we will label
you will label
they will label
Future continuous
I will be labelling
you will be labelling
he/she/it will be labelling
we will be labelling
you will be labelling
they will be labelling
Future perfect
I will have labelled
you will have labelled
he/she/it will have labelled
we will have labelled
you will have labelled
they will have labelled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been labelling
you will have been labelling
he/she/it will have been labelling
we will have been labelling
you will have been labelling
they will have been labelling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would label
you would label
he/she/it would label
we would label
you would label
they would label
Conditional continuous
I would be labelling
you would be labelling
he/she/it would be labelling
we would be labelling
you would be labelling
they would be labelling
Conditional perfect
I would have label
you would have label
he/she/it would have label
we would have label
you would have label
they would have label
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been labelling
you would have been labelling
he/she/it would have been labelling
we would have been labelling
you would have been labelling
they would have been labelling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you label
we let´s label
you label
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to label
Past participle
labelled
Present Participle
labelling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LABEL


Abel
ˈeɪbəl
able
ˈeɪbəl
Babel
ˈbeɪbəl
cable
ˈkeɪbəl
disable
dɪsˈeɪbəl
enable
ɪnˈeɪbəl
fable
ˈfeɪbəl
gable
ˈɡeɪbəl
mislabel
ˌmɪsˈleɪbəl
own-label
ˌəʊnˈleɪbəl
radiolabel
ˌraɪdɪəʊˈleɪbəl
relabel
riːˈleɪbəl
round-table
ˌraʊndˈteɪbəl
sable
ˈseɪbəl
stable
ˈsteɪbəl
table
ˈteɪbəl
timetable
ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl
turntable
ˈtɜːnˌteɪbəl
unable
ʌnˈeɪbəl
unstable
ʌnˈsteɪbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LABEL

labanotation
labara
labarum
labdacism
labdanum
Labe
labefactation
labefaction
labelable
labeler
labella
labellable
labellate
labelled
labeller
labelling
labellist
labelloid
labellum

WORDS THAT END LIKE LABEL

care label
cascabel
dowsabel
eco-label
field label
indie label
Isabel
luggage label
off label
own label
record label
Santa Isabel
Schnabel
tie-on label
Tower of Babel

Synonyms and antonyms of label in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LABEL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «label» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of label

Translation of «label» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LABEL

Find out the translation of label to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of label from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «label» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

标签
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

etiqueta
570 millions of speakers

English

label
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेबल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُلْصَقٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ярлык
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

etiqueta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেবেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étiquette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Label
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Etikett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラベル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

라벨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Label
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhãn mác
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லேபிள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेबल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

etiket
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

etichetta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

etykieta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

етикетка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

etichetă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ετικέτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

etiket
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

märke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

etikett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of label

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LABEL»

The term «label» is very widely used and occupies the 2.719 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of label
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «label».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LABEL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «label» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «label» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about label

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «LABEL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word label.
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Steve Aoki
I've been doing my record label for 15 years called Dim Mak. I started my label when I was 19 in '96. I started putting out an eclectic roster of artists. In 2003, we found a band called Bloc Party, and in 2004, we started getting remixes for Bloc Party, and at the same time I was throwing Dim Mak parties in Los Angeles.
2
Mario Batali
My family makes these vinegars - out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents.
3
Gerry Beckley
It's one thing to be a fan and it's another thing to be a label.
4
Sean Booth
I'd rather be on a label that understands us and allows us to be a bit odd.
5
Drew Carey
Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They'd all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.
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Roberto Cavalli
You can't just buy things for the label - it's ridiculous.
7
Chingy
I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone.
8
John Ciardi
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
9
Stockwell Day
Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party... unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative.
10
Chauncey Depew
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LABEL»

Discover the use of label in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to label and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Record Label Marketing
A much-needed overall survey of the music industry and the corporate processes used to market music recordings through a record label.
Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen, Amy Macy, 2012
2
Private Label Strategy: How to Meet the Store Brand Challenge
In Private Label Strategy: How to Meet the Store Brand Challenge, Nirmalya Kumar and Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp describe the new strategies for private labels that retailers are using, and challenge brand manufacturers to develop an ...
Nirmalya Kumar, Jan-Benedict E. M. Steenkamp, 2007
3
The Guide to Off-Label Prescription Drugs: New Uses for ...
"The Guide to Off-Label Prescription Drugs" provides you with the latest information on more than 1,500 breakthrough uses for prescription drugs.
Kevin R. Loughlin, Joyce Generali, 2006
4
Fashion Unraveled: How to Start, Run and Manage an ...
Matthews peeks into the operations of an independent fashion design business to create a guide for entrepreneurs, designers, students, and craftspeople.
Jennifer Lynne Matthews, 2009
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Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry
In this study, Edna Bonacich and Richard Appelbaum investigate the return of sweatshops to the apparel industry, especially in Los Angeles.
Edna Bonacich, 2000
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How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Independent ...
With the help of this book you can turn your love of music into a highly successful business. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version.
Martha Maeda, 2011
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Private Label: Turning the Retail Brand Threat into Your ...
Private Label is a powerful and compelling book of international scope on both the dangers and the opportunities posed by the rapid growth in recent years of private label or retail brands (those owned, sold and distributed by retailers).
Keith Lincoln, Lars Thomassen, 2009
8
How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label
Packed with tips, case studies, and tasks to help you analyze yourself, your market and your product, the book is designed for anyone wanting to start their own fashion business.
Toby Meadows, 2009
9
Not On the Label: What Really Goes Into the Food on Your Plate
An expose of the state of the food production industry in Britain.
Felicity Lawrence, 2004
10
Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free ...
The book concludes with an up-to-date section of resources and technology information.
Alice Hammel, Ryan Hourigan, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LABEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term label is used in the context of the following news items.
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Syz: Bankers abused the Swiss label of quality - FT.com
“The Swiss label of quality stands for something, but a lot of bankers abused it. Maybe [these issues] tarnish the sector in general, but I believe ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Clay Buchholz Brushes Off 'Injury Prone' Label: 'It Doesn't Bother Me …
It seems fair to use the label, all things considered. But it isn't something Buchholz is too concerned about after landing on the 15-day DL last ... «NESN.com, Jul 15»
3
Cultural crossover: Label tapped into demand for Ukrainian music …
The label featured artists such as Tommy Buick, Jim Gregrash (no relation to Joey Gregorash), Peter Hnatiuk, John Yuzyk, the Royal Polka ... «Winnipeg Free Press, Jul 15»
4
Despite plant label, hollies do thrive in shade - MRT.com: Culture
Answer: As a guy who spent one frustrating year of his life trying to write text for nursery plant labels (given 17 words per label to do so), and ... «Midland Reporter-Telegram, Jul 15»
5
Porsche Macan Turbo Black Label by Artisanspirits - GTspirit.com
Porsche Macan Turbo Black Label by Artisanspirits. Japanese aftermarket tuner Artisanspirits has revealed a stunning white Porsche Macan ... «GTspirit, Jul 15»
6
Taylor Swift Challenged Apple Without Her Label's Approval
Taylor Swift Publicly Challenged Apple Music Without Her Label's Approval ... did so without the prior consent of her record label, Big Machine. «Taste of Country, Jul 15»
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Fabian Delph transfer: Fans label midfielder a 'snake' on banner …
Fabian Delph transfer: Fans label midfielder a 'snake' on banner hung at Villa Park. 08:26, 18 July 2015; By Mat Kendrick ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
8
Puma launches collection with L.A. label Stampd - www …
Puma and Chris Stamp, founder of streetwear label Stampd, have teamed up for the 'Puma x Stampd' collection for fall/winter 2015. Stamp ... «SPORTSWEAR INTERNATIONAL, Jul 15»
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Request to lower $10M bail denied for rap-label founder | The …
Request to lower $10M bail denied for rap-label founder ... The attorney claimed that Knight, co-founder of hip-hop label Death Row Records, ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
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Blog: A new application of a label? - American Thinker
A new application of a label? By Thomas Lifson. A reader from Cleveland writes: It was a subtle change and you may have missed it. «American Thinker, Jul 15»

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