Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “label”

label

noun [C]  /ˈleɪ·bəl/ us  
a piece of paper or other material that gives information about the object it is attached to: the address/mailing label Follow the instructions on the label. A label can also mean the name or symbol of a company that produces goods for sale: Everything we produce goes out under our own label. A label can also be a name or a phrase used to describe the characteristics or qualities of people, activities, or things: It’s hard to say whether to apply the label “jazz” or “rock” to her music.

label

verb [T]  /ˈleɪ·bəl/ us  
to attach a piece of paper or other material that has information about an object to that object: She labeled all the packages and sent them out the same afternoon. To label something or someone is also to name that thing’s or person’s character: He didn’t want to be labeled a complainer, so he didn’t raise any objection to the extra work.
(Definition of label from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of label?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “label” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More