Meaning of “tag” in the English Dictionary

"tag" in English

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uk /tæɡ/ us /tæɡ/

tag noun (SMALL PART)

[ C ] a small piece of paper, cloth, or metal, on which there is information, tied or stuck onto something larger:

a price tag

tag noun (GRAMMAR)

[ C ] specialized language a phrase such as "he is" or "isn't it?", added on to a sentence for emphasis, or to turn it into a question, usually to get agreement or to check information

tagverb [ T ]

uk /tæɡ/ us /tæɡ/ -gg-

(Definition of “tag” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tag" in American English

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us /tæɡ/

tag noun (SIGN)

[ C ] a small piece of paper, cloth, or metal attached to an item and containing information about it:

Did you check the price tag on that sweater?

tag noun (GAME)

[ U ] a game for children in which one child chases the others and tries to touch one of them, who then is the one who chases the children

tagverb [ T ]

us /tæɡ/ -gg-

tag verb [ T ] (GAME)

to touch someone in the game of tag:

I tagged you, now you’re it!

tag verb [ T ] (ATTACH SIGN)

to put a tag on something:

The items are tagged and stacked on shelves.

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(Definition of “tag” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tag" in Business English

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tagnoun [ C ]

uk /tæɡ/ us

a small piece of paper, plastic, cloth, etc. attached to something that shows some information about it:

Many of the bibs have a tag sewn into the lining that contains the UPC number.
Valuable pieces are marked with a tag describing the item's age and pedigree.
The clerks wear black shirts and name tags.

also smart tag COMMERCE a small electronic object that is attached to a product in order to give its position, or to stop people from stealing it:

Track your deliveries inventories with smart tags.
In agriculture, tags are used to track livestock.

IT a series of letters, numbers, or symbols before or after a piece of electronic data that tells the computer how to treat it:

The tag is a link that takes you to a web page.
To put anything complicated in a web page you have to put it in tags.

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tagverb [ T ]

uk /tæɡ/ us -gg-

to put a tag on something:

The legal staff are being required to print, tag and collate the documents themselves.
Ranch hands will tag and track these cattle throughout the two years before they reach the packing plant.
tag sth with sth Each item is tagged with a price and where to buy it.

IT to mark electronic data with a series of letters or numbers:

tag sth with sth Each download is tagged with an icon that identifies the type of file.

(Definition of “tag” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)