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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tag  \Tag\,  n.  [Probably  akin  to  tack  a  small  nail;  cf  Sw  tagg 
  a  prickle,  point,  tooth.] 
  1.  Any  slight  appendage,  as  to  an  article  of  dress;  something 
  slight  hanging  loosely;  specifically,  a  direction  card,  or 
  label. 
 
  2.  A  metallic  binding,  tube,  or  point,  at  the  end  of  a 
  string,  or  lace,  to  stiffen  it 
 
  3.  The  end  or  catchword,  of  an  actor's  speech;  cue. 
 
  4.  Something  mean  and  paltry;  the  rabble.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Tag  and  rag},  the  lowest  sort;  the  rabble.  --Holinshed. 
 
  5.  A  sheep  of  the  first  year.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tag  \Tag\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tagged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tagging}.] 
  1.  To  fit  with  or  as  with  a  tag  or  tags. 
 
  He  learned  to  make  long-tagged  thread  laces. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  His  courteous  host  .  .  .  Tags  every  sentence  with 
  some  fawning  word  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  join  to  fasten;  to  attach.  --Bolingbroke. 
 
  3.  To  follow  closely  after  esp.,  to  follow  and  touch  in  the 
  game  of  tag.  See  {Tag},  a  play. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tag  \Tag\,  v.  i. 
  To  follow  closely,  as  it  were  an  appendage;  --  often  with 
  after  as  to  tag  after  a  person. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tag  \Tag\,  n.  [From  {Tag},  v.;  cf  {Tag},  an  end.] 
  A  child's  play  in  which  one  runs  after  and  touches  another, 
  and  then  runs  away  to  avoid  being  touched. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tag 
  n  1:  made  of  cardboard,  plastic,  or  metal 
  2:  a  small  piece  of  cloth  [syn:  {rag},  {shred},  {tag  end},  {tatter}] 
  3:  one  child  chases  the  others  the  one  who  is  caught  becomes 
  the  next  chaser 
  4:  touching  a  player  in  a  game 
  v  1:  attach  a  tag  or  label  to  "label  these  bottles"  [syn:  {label}, 
  {mark}] 
  2:  as  in  baseball:  touch  a  player  while  he  is  holding  the  ball 
  3:  provide  with  a  name  or  nickname 
  4:  go  after  with  the  intent  to  catch  [syn:  {chase},  {chase 
  after},  {trail},  {tail},  {dog},  {go  after},  {track}] 
  5:  supply  with  rhymes,  as  of  blank  verse  or  prose 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  tag 
 
    An  {SGML},  {HTML},  or  {XML}  {token} 
  representing  the  beginning  (start  tag:  "

") or end (end tag: "

") of an {element}. In normal SGML {syntax} (and always in {XML}), a tag starts with a "<" and ends with an ">". In {HTML} jargon, the term tag" is often used for an "{element}". (2001-01-31)




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