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English noun: label

1. label (communication) a brief description given for purposes of identification


SamplesThe label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture.


Broader (hypernym)description

2. label (communication) trade name of a company that produces musical recordings


SamplesThe artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent.


Synonymsrecording label


Broader (hypernym)brand, brand name, marque, trade name

3. label (substance) a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction


Broader (hypernym)radioisotope

4. label (communication) an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object


Broader (hypernym)mark, marker, marking


Narrower (hyponym)gummed label, paster, sticker, tag, tag, ticket, title bar


English verb: label

1. label (communication) assign a label to; designate with a label


SamplesThese students were labelled `learning disabled'.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)denominate, designate


Narrower (hyponym)address, brand, call, call, denounce, direct, mark, name, stigmatise, stigmatize

2. label (contact) attach a tag or label to


SamplesLabel these bottles.


Synonymsmark, tag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)badge, brand, brandmark, calibrate, code, point, point, point, trademark


Verb groupmark

3. label (communication) pronounce judgment on


SamplesThey labeled him unfit to work here.


Synonymsjudge, pronounce


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold


Narrower (hyponym)acquit, assoil, clear, convict, discharge, disqualify, exculpate, exonerate, find, intonate, intone, qualify, rule, tout

4. label (cognition) distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart

5. label (cognition) distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart









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