- The definition of a tag is a small piece of fabric, paper or other material to give information about something.
- An example of a tag is the brand name label on the inside of a shirt.
- An example of a tag is a price marking on a mug at a garage sale.
- An example of a tag is a "Hello, my name is..." sticker given out at a meeting.
- To tag is to attach someone’s name to a photograph on the social networking site, Facebook.
An example of to tag is to click on a photo and select your name to “tag” yourself in a photo on Facebook.
- Tag is defined as to spray paint a signature mark or to create graffiti.
An example of to tag is for someone to paint their name on a wall in a distinctive way.
- Tag is to touch someone in a game.
An example of to tag is to stop a play by touching someone in a game of baseball.
A tag inside a piece of clothing.
- Archaic a hanging end or rag, as on a torn skirt
- any small part or piece hanging from or loosely attached to the main piece
- a hard-tipped end, as of metal, on a cord or lace, to give stiffness for drawing through holes; aglet
- a piece of bright material tied next to the fly on a fishhook
- ☆ a card, ticket, plastic marker, etc. tied or attached to something as a label or worn as identification, etc.: a price tag, a name tag
- an epithet or sobriquet
- an ornamental, instructive, or strikingly effective ending for a speech, story, etc.
- a short, familiar quotation, esp. when used as such an ending
- tag line
- the last part of any proceeding
- a loop on a garment for hanging it up, or on a boot for pulling it on
- a flourish or decorative stroke in writing
- a lock of hair
- a matted lock of wool
- a children's game in which one player, called “it,” chases the others with the object of touching, or tagging, one of them and making that one “it” in turn
- a tiny amount of radioactive isotope incorporated into a compound so that it can be readily traced through a chemical reaction, physiological cycle, etc.
- Obsolete the rabble
- Baseball the act of tagging
Origin of tagMiddle English tagge, probably ; from Scandinavian as in Swedish tagg, a point, spike, Norwegian a point; akin to German zacke, a point, jag: see tack
transitive verbtagged, tagging
- to provide with a tag; fasten a tag to; label
- to identify by an epithet
- to choose or select
- to end (a speech, story, etc.) with a tag
- ☆ to overtake and touch in or as in the game of tag
- ☆ to print (a postage stamp) with luminescent ink so that ultraviolet light can locate the stamp for cancellation and sorting: chiefly in the past participle
- Informal to strike or hit hard
- Informal to follow close behind
- ☆ Informal
- to put a parking ticket on (a vehicle)
- to charge with lawbreaking: he was tagged for speeding
- ☆ Baseball to touch (a base runner) with the ball or to touch (a base) with the ball or while holding the ball, with the aim of putting the runner out
- A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label: sale tags on all coats and dresses.
- The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
- The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail.
- a. A dirty, matted lock of wool.b. A loose lock of hair.
- A rag; a tatter.
- A small, loose fragment: I heard only tags and snippets of what was being said.
- An ornamental flourish, especially at the end of a signature.
- A designation or epithet, especially an unwelcome one: He did not take kindly to the tag of pauper.
- a. A brief quotation used in a discourse to give it an air of erudition or authority: Shakespearean tags.b. A cliché, saw, or similar short, conventional idea used to embellish a discourse: These tags of wit and wisdom bore me.c. The refrain or last lines of a song or poem.d. The closing lines of a speech in a play; a cue.
- Computers a. A label assigned to identify data in memory.b. A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document.c. A metatag.
- Slang A piece of graffiti featuring text, especially the author's name, rather than a picture: “Instead of a cursive linear tag, Super Kool painted his name along the exterior of a subway car in huge block pink and yellow letters” (Eric Scigliano).
verbtagged tagged, tag·ging, tags
- To label, identify, or recognize with a tag or other identifier: I tagged him as a loser.
- To put a ticket on (a motor vehicle) for a traffic or parking violation.
- To add as an appendage to: tagged an extra paragraph on the letter.
- To follow closely: Excited children tagged the circus parade to the end of its route.
- To cut the tags from (sheep).
- To add a taggant to: explosives that were tagged with coded microscopic bits of plastic.
- Slang To mark or vandalize (a surface) with a graffiti tag: tagged the subway walls.
Origin of tagMiddle English, dangling piece of cloth on a garment, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish tagg, prickle, thorn.
- Games A children's game in which one player pursues the others until he or she is able to touch one of them, who then in turn becomes the pursuer.
- Baseball The act of tagging a base runner.
- Sports The act of tagging a ball carrier in touch football.
transitive verbtagged tagged, tag·ging, tags
- To touch (another player) in the game of tag.
- Baseball To touch (a base runner) with the ball in order to make a putout.
- Sports To touch (a ball carrier) to end a play in touch football.
Origin of tagPerhaps variant of Scots tig, touch, tap, probably alteration of Middle English tek.
- A small label.
- A game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch one of the others, who then becomes "it".
- A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.
- A type of cardboard.
- Graffiti in the form of a stylized signature particular to the person who makes the graffiti.
- A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag.
- An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said").
- (chiefly US) a vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers).
- (baseball) An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
- The tag was applied at second for the final out.
- (computing) A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.
- The <title> tag provides a title for the Web page.
- The <sarcasm> tag conveys sarcasm in Internet slang.
- (computing) A keyword, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based classification; often used to categorize content.
- I want to add genre and artist tags to the files in my music collection.
- Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely.
- A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.
- The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.
- Something mean and paltry; the rabble.
- A sheep in its first year.
(third-person singular simple present tags, present participle tagging, simple past and past participle tagged)
- To label (something).
- (graffiti) To mark (something) with one’s tag.
- To remove dung tags from a sheep.
- Regularly tag the rear ends of your sheep.
- (baseball, colloquial) To hit the ball hard.
- He really tagged that ball.
- (baseball) To put a runner out by touching them with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
- He tagged the runner for the out.
- (computing) To mark with a tag (metadata for classification).
- I am tagging my music files by artist and genre.
- To follow closely, accompany, tag along.
- To catch and touch (a player in the game of tag).
- To fit with, or as if with, a tag or tags.
- To fasten; to attach.
tag - Computer Definition
(1) To select an element by clicking or tapping.
(4) A set of bits or characters that identifies various conditions about data in a file and is often found in the header records of such files. This type of tag identifies the entire file, and the tags occupy predefined locations in the header rather than embedded throughout the file.
(5) A name (label, mnemonic) assigned to a data structure, such as a field or record. See XML document.
(6) A descriptive field in a music or video file. See ID3 tag.
(7) A field that identifies the contents of a data record. See key field.
(8) A brass pin on a terminal block that is connected to a wire by soldering or wire wrapping.