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English noun: tag

1. tag (communication) a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.


Broader (hypernym)label

Narrower (hyponym)dog tag, dog tag, name tag, price tag

2. tag (communication) a label associated with something for the purpose of identification

SamplesSemantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word.

Broader (hypernym)label

3. tag (artifact) a small piece of cloth or paper

Synonymsrag, shred, tag end, tatter

Broader (hypernym)piece of cloth, piece of material

Narrower (hyponym)pine-tar rag

4. tag (act) a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser

Broader (hypernym)child's game

Domain category memberstag

5. tag (act) (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

Broader (hypernym)touch, touching

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game, tag

English verb: tag

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

SamplesLabel these bottles.

Synonymslabel, mark

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

2. tag (contact) touch a player while he is holding the ball

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)touch

Narrower (hyponym)nab

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

3. tag (communication) provide with a name or nickname

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)call, name

4. tag (motion) go after with the intent to catch

SamplesThe policeman chased the mugger down the alley.
The dog chased the rabbit.

Synonymschase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tail, track, trail

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

Broader (hypernym)follow, pursue

Narrower (hyponym)hound, hunt, quest, run down, trace, tree

5. tag (creation) supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)rhyme, rime

Domain categorypoesy, poetry, verse

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