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      n  
1    a piece of paper, card, or other material attached to an object to identify it or give instructions or details concerning its ownership, use, nature, destination, etc.; tag  
2    a brief descriptive phrase or term given to a person, group, school of thought, etc.  
the label ``Romantic'' is applied to many different kinds of poetry     
3    a word or phrase heading a piece of text to indicate or summarize its contents  
4    a trademark or company or brand name on certain goods, esp. on gramophone records  
5       another name for       dripstone       2  
6      (Heraldry)   a charge consisting of a horizontal line across the chief of a shield with three or more pendants: the charge of an eldest son  
7      (Computing)   a group of characters, such as a number or a word, appended to a particular statement in a program to allow its unique identification  
8      (Chem)   a radioactive element used in a compound to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction  
      vb   , -bels, -belling, -belled  
     (U.S.)   , -bels, -beling, -beled   tr  
9    to fasten a label to  
10    to mark with a label  
11    to describe or classify in a word or phrase  
to label someone a liar     
12    to make (one or more atoms in a compound) radioactive, for use in determining the mechanism of a reaction  
     (C14: from Old French, from Germanic; compare Old High German lappa rag)  
  labeller      n  
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exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
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