Tag meaning

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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.

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To follow after; accompany.

Tagged after me everywhere; insisted on tagging along.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
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The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail.
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A rag; a tatter.
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A small, loose fragment.

I heard only tags and snippets of what was being said.

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An ornamental flourish, especially at the end of a signature.
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A designation or epithet, especially an unwelcome one.

He did not take kindly to the tag of pauper.

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(slang) A piece of graffiti featuring text, especially the author's name, rather than a picture.
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To label, identify, or recognize with a tag or other identifier.

I tagged him as a loser.

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To put a ticket on (a motor vehicle) for a traffic or parking violation.
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To add as an appendage to.

Tagged an extra paragraph on the letter.

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To follow closely.

Excited children tagged the circus parade to the end of its route.

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To cut the tags from (sheep).
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To add a taggant to.

Explosives that were tagged with coded microscopic bits of plastic.

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(slang) To mark or vandalize (a surface) with a graffiti tag.

Tagged the subway walls.

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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.

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The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
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The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail.
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A rag; a tatter.
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A small, loose fragment.

I heard only tags and snippets of what was being said.

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An ornamental flourish, especially at the end of a signature.
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A designation or epithet, especially an unwelcome one.

He did not take kindly to the tag of pauper.

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(slang) A piece of graffiti featuring text, especially the author's name, rather than a picture.
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To label, identify, or recognize with a tag or other identifier.

I tagged him as a loser.

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To put a ticket on (a motor vehicle) for a traffic or parking violation.
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To add as an appendage to.

Tagged an extra paragraph on the letter.

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To follow closely.

Excited children tagged the circus parade to the end of its route.

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To cut the tags from (sheep).
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To add a taggant to.

Explosives that were tagged with coded microscopic bits of plastic.

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(slang) To mark or vandalize (a surface) with a graffiti tag.

Tagged the subway walls.

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To follow after; accompany.

Tagged after me everywhere; insisted on tagging along.

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(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.
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(baseball) The act of tagging a base runner.
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(sports) The act of tagging a ball carrier in touch football.
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To touch (another player) in the game of tag.
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(baseball) To touch (a base runner) with the ball in order to make a putout.
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(sports) To touch (a ball carrier) to end a play in touch football.
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The Adjutant General.
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(archaic) A hanging end or rag, as on a torn skirt.
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Any small part or piece hanging from or loosely attached to the main piece.
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A hard-tipped end, as of metal, on a cord or lace, to give stiffness for drawing through holes; aglet.
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A piece of bright material tied next to the fly on a fishhook.
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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.

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A word or phrase that describes a person or thing; epithet.
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The last part of any proceeding.
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A loop on a garment for hanging it up, or on a boot for pulling it on.
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A flourish or decorative stroke in writing.
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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.
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A tiny amount of radioactive isotope incorporated into a compound so that it can be readily traced through a chemical reaction, physiological cycle, etc.
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(obs.) The rabble.
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(baseball) The act of tagging.
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To provide with a tag; fasten a tag to; label.
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To apply a descriptive name to; call by an epithet.
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To choose or select.
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To overtake and touch in or as in the game of tag.
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To print (a postage stamp) with luminescent ink so that ultraviolet light can locate the stamp for cancellation and sorting.
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(informal) To strike or hit hard.
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(informal) To follow close behind.
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(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.
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(informal) To follow close behind a person or thing.
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A small outgrowth or polyp.
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A label or marker.
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To label or identify with a tag.
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To incorporate into a compound a more readily detected substance whereby the compound can be detected and its metabolic or chemical history followed.
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A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document. Tags are enclosed in a pair of angle brackets that indicate to the browser how the text is to be displayed.
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(1) A topic identifier. See hashtag.
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tag up
  • to return to the base and touch it before taking another lead or running
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of tag

  • Middle English dangling piece of cloth on a garment possibly of Scandinavian origin Swedish tagg prickle, thorn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dangling piece of cloth on a garment possibly of Scandinavian origin Swedish tagg prickle, thorn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps variant of Scots tig touch, tap probably alteration of Middle English tek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition