label


label
[[t]le͟ɪb(ə)l[/t]]
♦♦♦
labels, labelling, labelled
(in AM, use labeling, labeled)
1) N-COUNT A label is a piece of paper or plastic that is attached to an object in order to give information about it.

He peered at the label on the bottle.

2) VERB: usu passive If something is labelled, a label is attached to it giving information about it.

[be V-ed] The stuff has never been properly logged and labelled...

[V-ed quote] The produce was labelled `Made in China'...

[V-ed with n] All the products are labelled with comprehensive instructions.

3) VERB: usu passive (disapproval) If you say that someone or something is labelled as a particular thing, you mean that people generally describe them that way and you think that this is unfair.

[be V-ed as n] Too often the press are labelled as bad boys...

[be V-ed as adj] Certain estates are labelled as undesirable...

[be V-ed n] They are afraid to contact the social services in case they are labelled a problem family...

[be V-ed adj] If you venture from `feminine' standards, you are labelled aggressive, hostile, mannish, and worse.

Syn:
4) N-COUNT: usu with supp If you say that someone gets a particular label, you mean that people show disapproval of them by describing them with a critical word or phrase.

Her treatment of her husband earned her the label of the most hated woman in America.

5) N-COUNT: usu supp N You can refer to a company that produces and sells records as a particular label.

She landed a contract with record label EMI...

It was on the Virgin label.


English dictionary. 2008.

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