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English Dictionary: Tag by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Tag
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
tag
n
  1. a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    Synonym(s): tag, ticket
  2. a label associated with something for the purpose of identification; "semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word"
  3. a small piece of cloth or paper
    Synonym(s): rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter
  4. a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
  5. (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
v
  1. attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: tag, label, mark]
  2. touch a player while he is holding the ball
  3. provide with a name or nickname
  4. go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
    Synonym(s): chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track
  5. supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
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 The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [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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