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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
TAGGING Defined for Kids

1tag

noun \ˈtag\

Definition of TAG for Kids

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

2tag

verb
taggedtag·ging

Definition of TAG for Kids

1
:  to follow closely and continually
2
:  to put a tab or label on
tag along
:  to follow another's lead in going from one place to another

3tag

noun

Definition of TAG for Kids

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

4tag

verb
taggedtag·ging

Definition of TAG for Kids

1
:  to touch in or as if in a game of tag
2
:  to touch a runner in baseball with the ball and cause the runner to be out

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