- label [lā′bəl]n.[OFr, a rag, strip < Frank * labba, akin to OHG lappa, a rag, shred: for IE base see LAP1]1. Archaica) a narrow band of cloth, etc.; filletb) a narrow strip of ribbon attached to a document to hold the seal2. a card, strip of paper, etc. marked and attached to an object to indicate its nature, contents, ownership, destination, etc.3. a descriptive word or phrase applied to a person, group, theory, etc. as a convenient generalized classification☆ 4. an identifying brand, as of a company producing recorded music5.a) a company producing and distributing prerecorded discs, tapes, etc.b) such a tape, disc, etc.6. TRACER (n. 4)7. Archit. a projecting molding over a door, window, etc.8. Heraldry a horizontal bar with several dependent points on the coat of arms of an eldest sonvt.labeled or labelled, labeling or labelling1. to attach a label to; mark with a label2. to classify as; call; describe3.a) to differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex processb) to incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)labelern.labeller
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.