- The definition of a label is something used to describe a person or thing.
- An example of a label is a piece of fabric sewn into the collar of a shirt giving the size, what the shirt is made of and where the shirt was made.
- An example of a label is a father introducing one of his sons as "the smart one."
A label in a shirt.
label definition by Webster's New World
- a narrow band of cloth, etc.; fillet
- a narrow strip of ribbon attached to a document to hold the seal
- a card, strip of paper, etc. marked and attached to an object to indicate its nature, contents, ownership, destination, etc.
- a descriptive word or phrase applied to a person, group, theory, etc. as a convenient generalized classification
- ☆ an identifying brand, as of a company producing recorded music
- a company producing and distributing prerecorded discs, tapes, etc.
- such a tape, disc, etc.
- tracer ()
- Archit. a projecting molding over a door, window, etc.
- Heraldry a horizontal bar with several dependent points on the coat of arms of an eldest son
Origin: Old French a rag, strip ; from Frankish an unverified form labba, akin to Old High German lappa, a rag, shred: for Indo-European base see lap
- to attach a label to; mark with a label
- to classify as; call; describe
- 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 process
- to incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)
label definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An item used to identify something or someone, as a small piece of paper or cloth attached to an article to designate its origin, owner, contents, use, or destination.
- A descriptive term; an epithet.
- A distinctive name or trademark identifying a product or manufacturer, especially a recording company.
- Architecture A molding over a door or window; a dripstone.
- Heraldry A figure in a field consisting of a narrow horizontal bar with several pendants.
- Chemistry See tracer.
- To attach a label to.
- To identify or designate with a label; describe or classify: labeled them Yuppies. See Synonyms at mark1.
- Chemistry To add a tracer to (a compound).
Origin: Middle English, ornamental strip of cloth, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.
- laˈbel·er, laˈbel·ler noun
label - Computer Definition
- A set of data attached to and providing identification or other information relative to a larger data unit, such as a packet or message. See also packet and message.
- In Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), the set of data attached to a packet and used by a Label Switched Router (LSR) to select a link across which to forward that packet. The initial packet is inserted by a Label Edge Router (LER). Each LER along the path swaps the label associated with the incoming packet for a new label associated with the outgoing packet to be used by the adjacent downstream router in making the next link selection. See also downstream, LER, link, LSR, MPLS, packet, and router.
(1) A made-up name that is assigned to a file, field or other data structure.
(2) Any descriptive text entered into a spreadsheet cell as a page, column or row heading.
(3) In programming, a made-up name used to identify a variable or a subroutine.
(4) A self-sticking form attached to the outside of a disk or tape for identification.
(5) In magnetic tape files, a record used for identification at the beginning or end of the file.
(6) An external DOS/Windows command that names a disk (volume label). The name can be up to 11 characters long with spaces. The following example names the C: drive "Kingston SSD:" label c:Kingston SSD
label - Science Definition