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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Label  \La"bel\,  n.  [OF.  label  sort  of  ribbon  or  fringe,  label  in 
  heraldry,  F.  lambeau  shred,  strip,  rag;  of  uncertain  origin; 
  cf  L.  labellum,  dim.  of  labrum  lip,  edge,  margin,  G.  lappen 
  flap,  patch,  rag,  tatter  (cf.  {Lap}  of  a  dress),  W.  llab, 
  llabed  label,  flap,  Gael.  leab,  leob,  slice,  shred,  hanging 
  lip.] 
  1.  A  tassel.  [Obs.]  --Huloet.  Fuller. 
 
  2.  A  slip  of  silk,  paper,  parchment,  etc.,  affixed  to 
  anything  usually  by  an  inscription,  the  contents, 
  ownership,  destination,  etc.;  as  the  label  of  a  bottle  or 
  a  package. 
 
  3.  A  slip  of  ribbon,  parchment,  etc.,  attached  to  a  document 
  to  hold  the  appended  seal;  also  the  seal. 
 
  4.  A  writing  annexed  by  way  of  addition,  as  a  codicil  added 
  to  a  will 
 
  5.  (Her.)  A  barrulet,  or  rarely,  a  bendlet,  with  pendants, 
  or  points,  usually  three  especially  used  as  a  mark  of 
  cadency  to  distinguish  an  eldest  or  only  son  while  his 
  father  is  still  living. 
 
  6.  A  brass  rule  with  sights,  formerly  used  in  connection 
  with  a  circumferentor,  to  take  altitudes.  --Knight. 
 
  7.  (Gothic  Arch.)  The  name  now  generally  given  to  the 
  projecting  molding  by  the  sides,  and  over  the  tops,  of 
  openings  in  medi[ae]val  architecture.  It  always  has  a 
  ?quare  form  as  in  the  illustration.  --Arch.  Pub.  Soc. 
 
  8.  In  medi[ae]val  art,  the  representation  of  a  band  or  scroll 
  containing  an  inscription.  --Fairholt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Label  \La"bel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Labeled}or  {Labelled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Labeling}  or  {Labelling}.] 
  1.  To  affix  a  label  to  to  mark  with  a  name  etc.;  as  to 
  label  a  bottle  or  a  package. 
 
  2.  To  affix  in  or  on  a  label.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  label 
  n  1:  a  brief  description  given  for  purposes  of  identification; 
  "the  label  Modern  is  applied  to  many  different  kinds  of 
  architecture" 
  2:  a  name  given  to  a  product  or  service  [syn:  {trade  name},  {brand}, 
  {marque}] 
  3:  a  radioactive  isotope  that  is  used  in  a  compound  in  order  to 
  trace  the  mechanism  of  a  chemical  reaction 
  4:  an  identifying  or  descriptive  marker  [syn:  {gummed  label},  {sticker}] 
  v  1:  assign  a  label  to  designate  with  a  label 
  2:  attach  a  tag  or  label  to  "label  these  bottles"  [syn:  {tag}, 
  {mark}] 
  3:  pronounce  judgment  on  "They  labeled  him  unfit  to  work  here" 
  [syn:  {pronounce},  {judge}] 
  4:  distinguish  (as  a  compound  or  molecule)  by  introducing  a 
  labeled  atom 
  5:  distinguish  (an  element  or  atom)  by  using  a  radioactive 
  isotope  or  an  isotope  of  unusual  mass  for  tracing  through 
  chemical  reactions 




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