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1tag

noun \ˈtag\

Definition of TAG

1
:  a loose hanging piece of cloth :  tatter
2
:  a metal or plastic binding on an end of a shoelace
3
:  a piece of hanging or attached material; specifically :  a loop, knot, or tassel on a garment
4
a :  a brief quotation used for rhetorical emphasis or sententious effect
b :  a recurrent or characteristic verbal expression
c :  tagline 1
5
a :  a cardboard, plastic, or metal marker used for identification or classification <license tags>
b :  a descriptive or identifying epithet
c :  something used for identification or location :  flag
d :  label 3d
e :  price tag
f :  an element of code in a computer document used especially to control format and layout or to establish a hyperlink
6
:  a detached fragmentary piece :  bit
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

2tag

verb
taggedtag·ging

Definition of TAG

transitive verb
1
:  to provide or mark with or as if with a tag: as
a :  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
2
:  to attach as an addition :  append
3
:  to follow closely and persistently
4
:  to hold to account; especially :  to charge with violating the law <was tagged for…assault — Burt Woolis>
5
:  label 2
intransitive verb
:  to keep close <tagging at their heels — Corey Ford>

First Known Use of TAG

15th century

3tag

noun

Definition of TAG

1
:  a game in which the player who is it chases others and tries to touch one of them who then becomes it
2
:  an act or instance of tagging a runner in baseball

Origin of TAG

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1738

4tag

transitive verb
taggedtag·ging

Definition of TAG

1
a :  to touch in or as if in a game of tag
b :  to put out (a runner) in baseball by a touch with the ball or the gloved hand containing the ball
2
:  to hit solidly
3
:  to choose usually for a special purpose :  select
4
:  to make a hit or run off (a pitcher) in baseball <the batter tagged him for a home run>

First Known Use of TAG

1878

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

TAG

abbreviation

Definition of TAG

the adjutant general

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