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TAG
abbr.
The Adjutant General

tag 1  (tg)
n.
1. A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearers neck to identify, classify, or label: sale tags on all coats and dresses.
2. The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
3. The contrastingly colored tip of an animals tail.
4. Sports A bright piece of feather, floss, or tinsel surrounding the shank of the hook on a fishing fly.
5.
a. A dirty, matted lock of wool.
b. A loose lock of hair.
6. A rag; a tatter.
7. A small, loose fragment: I heard only tags and snippets of what was being said.
8. An ornamental flourish, especially at the end of a signature.
9. A designation or an epithet, especially an unwelcome one: He did not take kindly to the tag of pauper.
10.
a. A brief quotation used in a discourse to give it an air of erudition or authority: Shakespearean tags.
b. A clich?, saw, or similar short, conventional idea used to embellish a discourse: These tags of wit and wisdom bore me.
c. The refrain or last lines of a song or poem.
d. The closing lines of a speech in a play; a cue.
11. Computer Science
a. A label assigned to identify data in memory.
b. A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document.
12. Slang A graffito featuring a word or words, especially the authors name, rather than a picture: Instead of a cursive linear tag, Super Kool painted his name along the exterior of a subway car in huge block pink and yellow letters (Eric Scigliano).
v. tagged, tag·ging, tags
v.tr.
1. To label, identify, or recognize with or as if with a tag: I tagged him as a loser. See Synonyms at mark1.
2. To put a ticket on (a motor vehicle) for a traffic or parking violation.
3. To charge with a crime: The suspect was tagged for arson.
4. To add as an appendage to: tagged an extra paragraph on the letter.
5. To follow closely: Excited children tagged the circus parade to the end of its route.
6. To cut the tags from (sheep).
7. To add a taggant to: explosives that were tagged with coded microscopic bits of plastic.
8. To mark or vandalize (a surface) with graffiti: tagged the subway walls.
v.intr.
To follow after; accompany: tagged after me everywhere; insisted on tagging along.

[Middle English tagge, dangling piece of cloth on a garment, possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

tagger n.

tag 2  (tg)
n.
1. Games A childrens game in which one player pursues the others until he or she is able to touch one of them, who then in turn becomes the pursuer.
2. Baseball The act of putting out a base runner who is not on a base by touching that player with the ball.
3. Sports The act of touching a player as a substitute for tackling in touch football.
tr.v. tagged, tag·ging, tags
1. To touch (another player) in the game of tag.
2. Baseball To touch (a base runner) with the ball in order to put that player out.
3. Sports To touch (the runner) as a substitute for tackling in touch football.
Phrasal Verb:
tag up Baseball
To return to and touch a base with one foot before running to the next base after a fielder has caught a fly ball.

[Perhaps variant of Scots tig, touch, tap, probably alteration of Middle English tek.]

tag1
n
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]

tag2
n
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)
A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document. Tags are enclosed in a pair of angle brackets that indicate to the browser how the text is to be displayed.


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). tag

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