Label

Definition of Label

La´bel   Pronunciation: lā´bĕld
n.1.A tassel.
2.A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, and indicating, usually by an inscription, the contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or a package.
3.A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.
4.A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will.
5.(Her.) A barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants, or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his father is still living.
6.A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes.
7.(Gothic Arch.) The name now generally given to the projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediæval architecture. It always has a square form, as in the illustration.
8.In mediæval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
v. t.1.To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.
[imp. & p. p. Labeled (lā"bĕld) or Labelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Labeling or Labelling.]
2.To affix in or on a label.

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