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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.
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