Tag - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tæɡ|  American pronunciation of the word tag
Brit.  |tæɡ|  British pronunciation of the word tag

noun

- a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc. (syn: ticket)
- a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
- a small piece of cloth or paper (syn: rag, shred, tatter)
- a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
- (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

verb

- attach a tag or label to (syn: label, mark)
- touch a player while he is holding the ball
- provide with a name or nickname
- go after with the intent to catch (syn: chase, dog, tail, track, trail)
- supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes

Examples

He was tagged as a quitter.

He was tagged for speeding.

The police officer tagged the cars for overtime parking.

Sheep were tagged before they were let out to grass.

If I thought I was tagged here, I was wrong.

The child tagged after the others.

They showed a pretty knack at tagging verses.

All the staff wore name tags.

His speed earned him the tag of 'the runner'.

Each bird was tagged and released into the wild.

The country no longer wants to be tagged as a Third World nation.

All the words are tagged with their part of speech.

Death is but the tag of this life. (H. C. Holland)

Suddenly my friend realized that he had a tag.

He tagged each sentence with "my God!"

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: tag
he/she/it: tags
present participle: tagging
past tense: tagged
past participle: tagged
noun
singular: tag
plural: tags
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