tag

noun (1)
\ˈtag \

Definition of tag 

(Entry 1 of 5)

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

4a : a brief quotation used for rhetorical emphasis or sententious effect

b : a recurrent or characteristic verbal expression

c : tagline sense 2

5a : 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 sense 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

g : hashtag … nuns shared their daily lives on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter with the tag #MediaNuns …— Elizabeth Bruenig

6 : a detached fragmentary piece : bit

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

tag

verb (1)
tagged; tagging

Definition of tag (Entry 2 of 5)

transitive verb

1 : to provide or mark with or as if with a tag: such 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

e : to supply (something, such as a social media post) with a hashtag Don't forget to submit your photos of Montreal via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging them with #ThisMtl.Montreal Gazette

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

intransitive verb

: to keep close tagging at their heels— Corey Ford

tag

noun (2)

Definition of tag (Entry 3 of 5)

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

tag

verb (2)
tagged; tagging

Definition of tag (Entry 4 of 5)

transitive verb

1a : 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

Definition of TAG (Entry 5 of 5)

the adjutant general

First Known Use of tag

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1657, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for tag

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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tag

noun
\ˈtag \

Kids Definition of tag

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

tag

verb
tagged; tagging

Kids Definition of tag (Entry 2 of 4)

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

tag

noun

Kids Definition of tag (Entry 3 of 4)

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

tag

verb
tagged; tagging

Kids Definition of tag (Entry 4 of 4)

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

tag

noun
\ˈtag \

Medical Definition of tag 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a shred of flesh or muscle

b : a small abnormal projecting piece of tissue especially when potentially or actually neoplastic in character

2 : label

tagged; tagging

Medical Definition of tag (Entry 2 of 2)

: label tagged antibodies

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