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noun [C] uk   us   /ˈleɪ.bəl/

label noun [C] (SIGN)

B1 a piece of paper or other material that gives you information about the object it is attached to: Remember to put some address labels on the suitcases. Washing instructions should be on the label.C2 a word or a phrase that is used to describe the characteristics or qualities of people, activities, or things, often in a way that is unfair: He seems to be stuck with the label of "troublemaker".
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label noun [C] (COMPANY)

B1 a company that produces goods for sale, the goods themselves, or the company's name or symbol: Her favourite designer label (= maker of expensive clothes) is Armani. Their own-label vegetarian products have been a huge success. The group have just signed (= arranged to record) with a new record label.
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verb [T] uk   us   /ˈleɪ.bəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
C1 to fasten a label to: [+ adj] The parcel was clearly labelled "Fragile". If you spend any time in prison, you're labelled as a criminal for the rest of your life.
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