• WordNet 3.6
    • v tag provide with a name or nickname
    • v tag attach a tag or label to "label these bottles"
    • v tag touch a player while he is holding the ball
    • v tag supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
    • v tag go after with the intent to catch "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley","the dog chased the rabbit"
    • n tag (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
    • n tag a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
    • n tag a small piece of cloth or paper
    • n tag a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    • n tag a label associated with something for the purpose of identification "semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 992.
    • n Tag A child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.
    • Tag A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.
    • Tag A sheep of the first year.
    • Tag Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label.
    • Tag Something mean and paltry; the rabble.
    • Tag The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.
    • Tag To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags. "He learned to make long- tagged thread laces.""His courteous host . . . Tags every sentence with some fawning word."
    • Tag To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play.
    • v. i Tag To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.
    • Tag To join; to fasten; to attach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1987 film "Hot Rod Harlots" was promoted with this tag line: "Unwed! Untamed! Unleaded! Backseat Bimbos meet their Roadside Romeos."
    • n tag A point of metal or other hard substance at the end of a cord, string, lace, ribbon, strap, or the like; an aglet.
    • n tag Hence, any pendant or appendage; a part or piece hanging loosely from the rest, as a flap, string, lock of hair, tail, or other appendage.
    • n tag Specifically— A matted lock of wool on a sheep; a tag-lock. See tag, transitive verb, 5.
    • n tag The tail of an animal; also, the tip of the tail.
    • n tag A strip of leather, parchment, strong paper, or the like, loose at one end, and secured to a box, bag, or parcel, to receive a written address or label.
    • n tag Anything hanging loosely or raggedly: used especially in contempt, as implying ragged or slovenly dress.
    • n tag Something added or tacked on to the close of a composition or a performance; an extrinsic or explanatory supplement. In this use the envoy of a poem, the moral of a fable, or the appendix (but not properly the index) to a book is a tag; but the word is used technically of a closing speech or dialogue supplementary to a speech in a play, not necessary to its completeness, and often constituting a direct appeal to the audience for applause.
    • n tag Collectively, the rabble; the lowest class of people, as closing the line of social rank, and forming as it were a string or tail: most commonly in the phrases tag and rag and rag-tag and bobtail or tag, rag, and bobtail. See ragtag and tag-rag.
    • n tag In velvet-weaving, a wire used to raise the weft.
    • tag To furnish with a tag of any kind; fix or append a tag or tags to.
    • tag To mark by or on a tag; designate or direct by means of a marked tag.
    • tag To fasten or join on by or as if by the use of tags; tack on, especially in the sense of adding something superfluous or undesirable.
    • tag To follow closely and persistently; dog the steps of: as, a dog tags its master.
    • tag To remove tags from (sheep)—that is, to cut off clotted tags or locks of wool in exposed places, preparatory to the removal of the sheep from winter quarters. See tagging.
    • tag To make or compose tags; tack things or ideas together.
    • tag To go along or about as a follower: as, to tag after a person; to tag behind a procession.
    • n tag A children's game in which one player chases the others till he touches or hits (tags) one of them, who then takes his place as tagger. The latter is commonly designated only as it, as in the expressions “I will be it” (at the beginning of the game), “You're it” (to one who has been touched).
    • tag To touch or hit, as in the game of tag.
    • n tag A young sheep of the first year.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tag tag a tack or point of metal at the end of a string: any small thing tacked or attached to another: any pendant or appendage, the tip of an animal's tail: the rabble collectively, anything mean
    • v.t Tag to fit a tag or point to: to tack, fasten, or hang to: to dog or follow closely
    • v.i Tag to make tags, to string words or ideas together: to go behind as a follower:—pr.p. tag′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. tagged
    • n Tag tag a children's game in which the object is for the player to chase the rest until he touches one, who then takes his place as Tagg′ger
    • v.t Tag to touch or hit in this game
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  • Marcel Proust
    “A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.”
  • Melanie Clark
    Melanie Clark
    “You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably akin to tack, a small nail; cf. Sw. tagg, a prickle, point, tooth


In literature:

His garments were buttonless, his laces wanted tags.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Destiny had put a Green Tag on him and nothing could stop him.
"People You Know" by George Ade
Three hundred guineas and a gown all lace and gold tags would not be enough.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
They even tagged them with rhyme to give them greater prominence.
"The Theory of the Theatre" by Clayton Hamilton
A service-corps man took off each man's metal identification tag and tossed it into an ammunition box.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
She had gone over to Mollie's, and found Flossie already there, and they had played tag and hide-and-seek just as if it had been a summer day.
"Dorothy Dainty's Gay Times" by Amy Brooks
Horace, it is true, must be judged as something more than an inventor of golden tags.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
Address the box carefully using marking ink or a regulation tag.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
He would not play tag with his brothers and sisters, nor would he open cocoanuts on a sharp stick and by dropping them on a stone.
"Mappo, the Merry Monkey" by Richard Barnum
The live beef cattle exported and tagged during the year numbered 353,535.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland

In poetry:

Wir mußten bereits schon am nächsten Tag,
von neuem zum Angriff schreiten,
denn der Feind bedrohte von Richtung Lihü
bereits unsere linke Seiten.
"Die Tage von Lihü" by Anonymous European
Langsam sank die Nacht hinunter, es kam der neue Tag
Die Hörner und Trompeten klingen, die Schläfer aus der Ruh' zu
Denn jetzt beginnt des Siegeslauf.
"Die Italiener 1915" by Anonymous European
To those parts Night, a barefoot vagabond,
Stole its way along ditches and fences.
From our window-sill, after it tagging,
Was the trail of our cooed confidences.
"White Night" by Boris Pasternak
Let be
My dreams that crackle under your breath…
You have the dust of the world to blow on…
Do not tag me and dance away, looking back…
I am too old to play with you,
Eternal Child.
"Dawn Wind" by Lola Ridge
They played hide-and-seek, they played marbles and tag,
They played they were soldiers, and each waved a flag;
Till at last they confessed,
They wanted to rest;
So they sat down and chatted with laughter and jest;
"The Rhyme Of Triangular Tommy" by Carolyn Wells
Drum kraenkt der blinde Damon sich
Nur in der Nacht um sein Gesichte.
Geruhig, Tag, vermisst er dich,
Und deine Eitelkeit im Lichte;
Und wuenscht sich, von der Weltlust ferne,
Ein fuehlend Aug nur fuer die Sterne.
"Die Lehrende Astronomie" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Posts Tagged ' Centipede Hz.
Who doesn't love checking out the elegant Colonials and Victorians and lakefront properties with the high price tags.
Items Tagged with ' chia seed'.
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In science:

The sequence of tags from the root to a data element is called a tag path and fully identifies the properties and interpretation of that element.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
After that, the new tag has to be written instead of the found old one, and the valid bit for this tag has to be set.
Cycle Accurate Binary Translation for Simulation Acceleration in Rapid Prototyping of SoCs
The MAC is slightly longer than the VSR tag, but the feedback message is much longer than the MAC or VSR tag.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Our results indicate that at most 309 bits of randomness can be derived from a tag with 512 bytes of RAM, with this figure dropping sharply as tag memory capacity decreases.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
In most cases, tags are passive or semipassive, meaning they derive the power to transmit data to a reader from the electromagnetic field generated when a reader sends a query to a tag.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)