la·bel /ˈlebəl/ 名詞
1. A tassel. [Obs.]
2. A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, and indicating, usually by an inscription, the contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or a package.
3. A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.
4. A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will.
5. Her. A barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants, or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his father is still living.
6. A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes.
7. Gothic Arch. The name now generally given to the projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediæval architecture. It always has a square form, as in the illustration.
8. In mediæval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
La·bel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Labeled or Labelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Labeling or Labelling.]
1. To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.
2. To affix in or on a label. [R.]
n 1: a brief description given for purposes of identification;
"the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of
2: trade name of a company that produces musical recordings;
"the artists and repertoire department of a recording
label is responsible for finding new talent" [syn: recording
3: a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to
trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
4: an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an
v 1: assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students
were labelled `learning disabled'"
2: attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: tag,
3: pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
[syn: pronounce, judge]
4: distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a
5: distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive
isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through
[also: labelling, labelled]