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tag

Noun

1 a label made of cardboard or plastic or metal
2 a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: rag, shred, tag end, tatter]
3 a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
4 (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

Verb

1 attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: label, mark]
2 touch a player while he is holding the ball
3 provide with a name or nickname
4 go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit" [syn: chase, chase after, trail, tail, give chase, dog, go after, track]
5 supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes [also: tagging, tagged]

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /tæg/
  • Rhymes with: -æɡ

Noun

  1. A small label.
  2. 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".
  3. (also skin tag) An excrescence of skin.
  4. (also dung tag or dag) A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung.
  5. A type of cardboard.
  6. Graffiti in the form of a stylised signature particular to the person who makes the graffiti.
  7. An instance of touching the runner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
    The tag was applied at second for the final out.
  8. (Chiefly US) a vehicle number plate.
  9. An element of HTML code which starts with "" and ends "".
    Hello - title tag
  10. A keyword or term associated with or assigned to a piece of information enabling keyword-based classification.

Translations

small label
game
skin tag
type of cardboard
type of graffiti
  • Finnish: tagi, tägi, tag
  • German: Tag
element of HTML code
  • Czech: značka

Verb

  1. To label (something).
  2. To mark (something) with one’s tag (graffiti).
  3. To remove dung tags from a sheep.
    Regularly tag the rear ends of your sheep.
  4. transitive baseball To hit the ball hard
    He really tagged that ball.
  5. transitive baseball To put a runner out by touching him with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand
    He tagged the runner for the out.

Translations

to label
to mark with one’s tag (graffiti)

Danish

Verb

tag
  1. imperative of tage

Noun

tag

Hungarian

Noun

tag

Meriam

Noun

tag

Old High German

Etymology

Common *dagaz, whence also Old English dæġ, Old Norse dagr.

Noun

tag

Swedish

Pronunciation

Verb

tag
  1. imperative of ta

Alternative spellings

Noun

tag
  1. to grip; to hold on to
    Tappa inte taget - Don’t lose your grip
    Släpp inte taget - Don’t let go
  2. stroke (with an oar; in swimming)
    Ett tag till med åran - One more stroke with the oar

Noun

tag
  1. minute, moment, sec, second, tic
    Ett litet tag - a little while, a second

Extensive Definition

Tag or tagging may refer to:

Personal identifiers

  • Dog tag, a small, flat, metal identification label attached to a dog collar
  • Dog tag (identifier), a small, flat, metal identification label worn around the neck of military personnel
  • Triage tag, a tool used by first responders and medical personnel at mass casualty incidents
  • A form of signature used by graffiti artists
  • Another name for license plate

Computing

  • TAG (BBS), a DOS-based bulletin board system software program
  • Tag (metadata), a keyword or term associated with or assigned to a piece of information
  • Tag system, a deterministic computational model
  • Electronic tagging, a form of non-surreptitious surveillance
  • Revision tag, a textual label associated with a specific revision of a project
  • HTML tag, part of an Hypertext Markup Language document

Corporations and organizations

Education and language

Sports and Entertainment

  • Tag (game), an informal playground game involving chasing and touching
  • Tag out, a play in baseball
  • Tag (comics), the fictional character Brian Cruz
  • TaG, Touch and Go class in karting

Transportation

Science and technology

Other uses

See also

  • Tagline, a form of advertising slogan
tag in Danish: Tagging
tag in German: Tag (Begriffsklärung)
tag in Spanish: TAG
tag in French: Tag
tag in Korean: 태그
tag in Italian: TAG
tag in Japanese: タグ
tag in Polish: Tag
tag in Russian: Тег (значения)
tag in Russian: Тег (значения)www.onetender.com

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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