- 1A small piece of paper, fabric, plastic, or similar material attached to an object and giving information about it.More example sentences
- Our bin has been put out regularly on the date stipulated on the attached label.
- However, manufacturers could be breaking the law if the information on labels is misleading to the public.
- My mother works part-time in a factory where she weighs chickens before sealing them in plastic and then attaching labels.
- 1.1A piece of fabric sewn inside a garment and bearing the brand name, size, or instructions for care.More example sentences
- Finally, don't fret if your pattern size is larger than your ready-to-wear size - there won't be any size labels on the finished garment!
- First and foremost, always follow the cleaning instructions on your garment's label.
- Aren't there any tags or labels inside the boot that could give us a hint?
- 1.3A company that produces recorded music: independent labelsMore example sentences
- It was up to the smaller independent labels to record and market new sounds.
- When we started our record label, disco music was selling.
- We, as musicians, need the resources of record labels to promote our music.
- 1.4The name or trademark of a fashion company: she plans to launch her own designer clothes labelMore example sentences
- It's no coincidence that most of today's major fashion labels push their own line of hats to complement their brand of clothing and accessories.
- Dubai has a range of fashion houses, from designer labels like Armani to economy brands like Giordano.
- I think men are much more aware of designer labels and fashion trends than they were even a year ago.
- 1.5A classifying phrase or name applied to a person or thing, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive: my reluctance to stick a label on myself politicallyMore example sentences
- But the label stuck and politically I was ‘right wing’.
- Both parties try to tag their opponents' policies with phrases and labels intended to place them in the most negative light.
- For now, the US seems to be avoiding the genocide label but is sticking with ethnic cleansing to describe the situation.
- 1.6(In a dictionary entry) a word or words used to specify the subject area, register, or geographical origin of the word being defined.More example sentences
- Interestingly, Australian-edited dictionaries no longer use ‘slang’ as a register label.
- 1.7 Computing A string of characters used to refer to a particular instruction in a program.More example sentences
- If there is a label in any given line, we save the label and the device filename in a hash.
- The lack of consistency in program labels and definitions nationwide creates a thorny obstacle to research synthesis.
- The system creates a unique identifier or label for each stored object.
- 1.8 Biology & Chemistry A radioactive isotope, fluorescent dye, or enzyme used to make something identifiable for study.More example sentences
- Some techniques involve the application of radioactive labels to the proteins.
- These machines attached different colored fluorescent tags to the DNA fragments instead of radioactive labels, and read them off automatically.
- Alternatively, the presence of the protein of interest on the gel can be detected by using a detectable label - e.g. a radioactive ion or compound to the protein.
- 2 Heraldry A narrow horizontal strip, typically with three downward projections, that is superimposed on a coat of arms by an eldest son during the life of his father.More example sentences
- Every member of the family is awarded a distinctive coat of arms with a label, issued by Royal Warrant from the Queen rather than a grant of arms from the heralds as others receive.
- 3 Architecture another term for dripstone.
verb (labels, labeling, labeled ; British labels, labelling, labelled)[with object] Back to top
- 1Attach a label to (something): she labeled the parcels neatly, writing the addresses in capital lettersMore example sentences
- Workbook exercises are labeled to correspond neatly with the main text they support.
- You cannot mark or label your package as containing firearms.
- The majority of the vehicles are labelled with essential details - model, brand and year - and in some cases special features are also mentioned.
- 1.1Assign to a category, especially inaccurately or restrictively: children were labeled as bullies [with object and complement]: the critics labeled him a loserMore example sentences
- Measures designed to promote and protect local educational values could be labelled as ‘barriers to trade’.
- One is tempted to conclude that it reflects a fear that anyone who is publicly critical of the extent of the problems will be labelled as a racist or similar.
- We need to accept that the majority of young people don't commit crime and those that do need help and support, rather than being labelled as bad or evil.
- 1.2 Biology & Chemistry Make (a substance, molecule, or cell) identifiable or traceable by replacing an atom with one of a distinctive radioactive isotope, or by attaching a fluorescent dye, enzyme, or other molecule.More example sentences
- The radioactive carbon is the tracer molecule and the carbon dioxide has been labelled or tagged.
- Cells were labeled with fluorescent lipid analogs before cholesterol depletion.
- Although not easy, cell membranes are frequently labeled with fluorescent fatty acids and lipids.
- More example sentences
- If these Kroy labelers are not suitable for what you need to do, please check out the complete list of label printers we offer.
- Cheap manual labelers like the trusty Dymo work fine too, but they take more time, are clumsier to use, and produce labels that look, well, homemade.
- We have been selling quality, industrial labelers for over 37 years.
Middle English (denoting a narrow strip or band): from Old French, 'ribbon', probably of Germanic origin and related to lap1.