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tag

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noun \ˈtag\

Definition of tag

  1. 1 :  a loose hanging piece of cloth :  tatter

  2. 2 :  a metal or plastic binding on an end of a shoelace

  3. 3 :  a piece of hanging or attached material; specifically :  a loop, knot, or tassel on a garment

  4. 4a :  a brief quotation used for rhetorical emphasis or sententious effectb :  a recurrent or characteristic verbal expressionc :  tagline 1

  5. 5a :  a cardboard, plastic, or metal marker used for identification or classification <license tags>b :  a descriptive or identifying epithetc :  something used for identification or location :  flagd :  label 3de :  price tagf :  an element of code in a computer document used especially to control format and layout or to establish a hyperlink

  6. 6 :  a detached fragmentary piece :  bit

  7. 7 :  a graffito in the form of an identifying name or symbol



Origin of tag

Middle English tagge; akin to Middle Low German tagge, tacke twig, spike


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tag


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tag

verb

Definition of tag

taggedtag·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to provide or mark with or as if with a tag: asa :  to supply with an identifying marker or price <was tagged at $4.95>b :  to provide with a name or epithet :  label, brand <tagged him a has-been>c :  to put a ticket on (a motor vehicle) for a traffic violation d :  to deface with a graffito usually in the form of the defacer's nickname

  3. 2 :  to attach as an addition :  append

  4. 3 :  to follow closely and persistently

  5. 4 :  to hold to account; especially :  to charge with violating the law <was tagged for…assault — Burt Woolis>

  6. 5 :  label 2

  7. intransitive verb
  8. :  to keep close <tagging at their heels — Corey Ford>



15th Century

First Known Use of tag

15th century


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tag

noun

Definition of tag

  1. 1 :  a game in which the player who is it chases others and tries to touch one of them who then becomes it

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of tagging a runner in baseball



Origin of tag

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1738


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tag

transitive verb

Definition of tag

taggedtag·ging

  1. 1a :  to touch in or as if in a game of tagb :  to put out (a runner) in baseball by a touch with the ball or the gloved hand containing the ball

  2. 2 :  to hit solidly

  3. 3 :  to choose usually for a special purpose :  select

  4. 4 :  to make a hit or run off (a pitcher) in baseball <the batter tagged him for a home run>



1878

First Known Use of tag

1878


TAG

abbreviation

Definition of TAG

  1. the adjutant general





TAG Defined for Kids

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tag

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noun \ˈtag\

Definition of tag

  1. :  a small flap or tab fixed or hanging on something <a price tag> <a name tag>




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tag

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verb

Definition of tag

taggedtag·ging

  1. 1 :  to follow closely and continually

  2. 2 :  to put a tab or label on

tag along
  1. :  to follow another's lead in going from one place to another




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tag

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noun

Definition of tag

  1. :  a game in which one player who is it chases the others and tries to touch one of them to make that person it




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tag

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verb

Definition of tag

taggedtag·ging

  1. 1 :  to touch in or as if in a game of tag

  2. 2 :  to touch a runner in baseball with the ball and cause the runner to be out





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