• Tag

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: tăg, IPA: /tæɡ/
    • North American also IPA: /teɪɡ/, IPA: /tɛɡ/
    • Rhymes: -æɡ

    Origin

    Full definition of tag

    Noun

    tag

    (plural tags)
    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. A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.
    4. A type of cardboard.
    5. Graffiti in the form of a stylized signature particular to the person who makes the graffiti.
    6. A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag.
    7. An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said").
    8. (chiefly US) a vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers).
    9. (baseball) An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.The tag was applied at second for the final out.
    10. (computing) A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.The </code> <strong>tag</strong> provides a title for the Web page.</i></span><span class="example"><i>The <code><sarcasm></code> <strong>tag</strong> conveys sarcasm in Internet slang.</i></span></li><li>(<em class="context">computing</em>) A <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/keyword/">keyword</a>, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/classification/">classification</a>; often used to categorize content.<span class="example"><i>I want to add genre and artist <strong>tags</strong> to the files in my music collection.</i></span></li><li>Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely.</li><li>A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.</li><li>The end, or <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/catchword/">catchword</a>, of an actor's speech; <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/cue/">cue</a>.</li><li>Something mean and paltry; the rabble.</li><li>A <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/sheep/">sheep</a> in its first year.</li></ol></div><div class="word-property" ><h4 class="particle">Verb</h4><ol><li>(<em class="context">transitive</em>) To <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/label/">label</a> (something).</li><li>(<em class="context">transitive, graffiti</em>) To mark (something) with one’s tag.</li><li>(<em class="context">transitive</em>) To remove dung tags from a sheep.<span class="example"><i>Regularly <strong>tag</strong> the rear ends of your sheep.</i></span></li><li>(<em class="context">transitive, baseball, colloquial</em>) To hit the ball hard.<span class="example"><i>He really <strong>tagged</strong> that ball.</i></span></li><li>(<em class="context">transitive, baseball</em>) To put a runner out by touching them with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.<span class="example"><i>He <strong>tagged</strong> the runner for the out.</i></span></li><li>(<em class="context">transitive, computing</em>) To mark with a tag (metadata for classification).<span class="example"><i>I am <strong>tagging</strong> my music files by artist and genre.</i></span></li><li>To follow closely, accompany, <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/tag-along/">tag along</a>.</li><ul><li><strong>1906</strong>, O. Henry, <i></i><span class="example">A tall young man came striding through the park along the path near which she sat. Behind him <strong>tagged</strong> a boy carrying a suit-case.</span></li></ul><li>(<em class="context">transitive</em>) To catch and touch (a player in the game of tag).</li><li>(<em class="context">transitive</em>) To fit with, or as if with, a tag or tags.</li><ul><li>Macaulay<span class="example">He learned to make long-<strong>tagged</strong> thread laces.</span></li><li>Dryden<span class="example">His courteous host ...<br/><strong>Tags</strong> every sentence with some fawning word.</span></li></ul><li>To <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/fasten/">fasten</a>; to <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/attach/">attach</a>.</li></ol></div><div class="word-property" ><h4>Derived terms</h4><div class="expand-menu"><strong>Terms derived from the noun or verb <i>tag</i></strong><ul><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/tag-along/">tag along</a></li><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/tag-cloud/">tag cloud</a></li><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/tag-end/">tag end</a></li><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/tag,-you're-it/">tag, you're it</a>!</li><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/tag-out/">tag out</a></li><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/phone-tag/">phone tag</a></li><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/telephone-tag/">telephone tag</a></li></ul></div></div><div class="word-property" ><h4>Anagrams</h4><ul><li><a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/gat/">gat</a>, <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/GTA/">GTA</a>, <a href="http://freewordfinder.com/dictionary/TGA/">TGA</a></li></ul></div></div><a style="margin:0 auto; 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