Results for: tag
1. a piece or strip of paper, plastic, leather, etc., for attaching to something by one end as a mark or label a price tag
2. (Law) an electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offenders whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system Also called electronic tag
3. a small piece of material hanging from or loosely attached to a part or piece
4. a point of metal or other hard substance at the end of a cord, lace, etc., to prevent it from fraying and to facilitate threading
5. an epithet or verbal appendage, the refrain of a song, the moral of a fable, etc.
6. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language his speech was interlarded with Horatian tags
7. (Linguistics / Grammar) Grammar
a. Also called tag question a clause added on to another clause to invite the hearers agreement or conversational cooperation. Tags are usually in the form of a question with a pronoun as subject, the antecedent of which is the subject of the main clause; as isnt it in the bread is on the table, isnt it?
b. a linguistic item added on to a sentence but not forming part of it, as John in are you there, John?
8. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an ornamental flourish as at the end of a signature
9. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) the contrastingly coloured tip to an animals tail
10. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture) a matted lock of wool or hair
11. (Individual Sports & Recreations / Angling) Angling a strand of tinsel, wire, etc., tied to the body of an artificial fly
12. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) Slang a graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol
vb tags, tagging, tagged (mainly tr)
1. to mark with a tag
2. (Law) to monitor the whereabouts of (an offender) by means of an electronic tag
3. to add or append as a tag
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to supply (prose or blank verse) with rhymes
5. (intr; usually foll by on or along) to trail (behind) many small boys tagged on behind the procession
6. to name or call (someone something) they tagged him Lanky
7. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture) to cut the tags of wool or hair from (an animal)
8. Slang to paint ones tag on (a building, wall, etc.)
[of uncertain origin; related to Swedish tagg point, perhaps also to tack1]
1. (Group Games / Games, other than specified) Also called tig a childrens game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to catch one of them who will then become the chaser
2. (Individual Sports & Recreations / Wrestling) the act of tagging ones partner in tag wrestling
3. (Individual Sports & Recreations / Wrestling) (modifier) denoting or relating to a wrestling contest between two teams of two wrestlers, in which only one from each team may be in the ring at one time. The contestant outside the ring may change places with his team-mate inside the ring after touching his hand
vb tags, tagging, tagged (tr)
1. (Group Games / Games, other than specified) to catch (another child) in the game of tag
2. (Individual Sports & Recreations / Wrestling) (in tag wrestling) to touch the hand of (ones partner)
[perhaps from tag1]
tag /tg/ n. 1 a marker, such as a sticker: A clerk put red tags on items on sale in the store. 2 a vehicles license plate(s): He bought a new car and put new tags on it. 3 to play tag: a game where one child chases the others until one is touched or tagged as it: Children love to play tag.
v. tagged, tagging, tags 1 [T] to put tags on things: Workers tagged clothes in the store. 2 [T] to touch another player in a game of tag: The child who was it chased the others and tagged her friend. 3 phrasal v. [I] to tag along: to go with others: My friends decided to go to a movie and I tagged along.
Thesaurus: tag n. 1 a label | ticket, tab, slip (of paper). v. 1 to label, mark (with a sticker, label).