Label - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈleɪbl|  American pronunciation of the word label
Brit.  |ˈleɪb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word label


- a brief description given for purposes of identification
the label modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
- trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent
- a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
- an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object


- assign a label to; designate with a label
These students were labelled 'learning disabled'
- attach a tag or label to (syn: mark, tag)
label these bottles
- pronounce judgment on (syn: judge, pronounce)
They labeled him unfit to work here
- distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
- distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

Extra examples

The name is prominently displayed on the label.

You should read the warning label before you take any medicine.

The word was given the label “obsolete.”

Some people describe him as “selfish,” but he doesn't deserve that label.

Once you give people labels, it's hard to see them as individuals.

The band has made records for several different labels in their career.

Be sure to carefully label the switches so that you don't confuse them.

He labels his photographs with the date and place they were taken.

He peered at the label on the bottle.

The new leader was quickly labelled as hot-tempered, at least by his enemies.

It says 'Dry clean' on the label.

Men these days have to avoid attracting the 'sexist' label.

Label the diagram clearly.

The file was labelled 'Top Secret'.

Each bag of seeds is labelled with the grower's name.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: label
he/she/it: labels
present participle: labelling
past tense: labelled
past participle: labelled
singular: label
plural: labels
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