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tag

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 2
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 and Etymology of tag

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


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tag

verb

Definition of tag

tagged; tagging
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
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


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tag

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 and Etymology of tag

origin unknown


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tag

verb

Definition of tag

tagged; tagging
transitive verb
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


TAG

abbreviation

Definition of TAG

the adjutant general


TAG Defined for Kids

1

tag

noun \ ˈtag \

Definition of tag for Students

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

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tag

verb

Definition of tag for Students

tagged; tagging
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

3

tag

noun

Definition of tag for Students

: 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

verb

Definition of tag for Students

tagged; tagging
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

Medical Dictionary

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tag

noun \ ˈtag \

medical Definition of tag

1 a : a shred of flesh or muscle
b : a small abnormal projecting piece of tissue especially when potentially or actually neoplastic in character
2 : label

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tag

transitive verb

medical Definition of tag

tagged; tagging
: label
  • tagged antibodies


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