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labelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈleɪ·bəl/
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 ​producesgoods 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.

labelverb [T]

 us   /ˈleɪ·bəl/
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 ​extrawork.
(Definition of label from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"label" in British English

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labelnoun [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 ​producesgoods for ​sale, the ​goods themselves, or the company's ​name or ​symbol: Her ​favourite designer label (= ​maker of ​expensiveclothes) is Armani. Their own-label ​vegetarianproducts have been a ​hugesuccess. The ​group have just ​signed (= ​arranged to ​record) with a new record label.

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labelverb [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 ​yourlife.

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(Definition of label from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"label" in Business English

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labelnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈleɪbəl/ COMMERCE, MARKETING
a ​piece of ​paper or other ​material that gives you ​information about the ​object that it is ​fixed to: address/price/warning label Canada put ​graphicwarning labels on cigarette ​packs back in June 2001. Food ​packages that did not ​carry a label ​certifying them as ​safe were being ​blocked from ​export. Launder or dry-clean, according to the care label. Check the sodium ​levels on the food label.
a ​company that ​producesgoods for ​sale, using a particular ​name: designer/fashion label She also has ​plans to ​launch a ​range of ​cosmetics if her ​fashion label ​takes off.
a ​name of a ​recordcompany: anindependent/​record/​major label
a ​name of a ​company that makes wine: Among its other ​bigdeals this ​year was the ​purchase of two champagne labels.
a ​name or ​symbol that is used by a ​company to ​sell its ​products, or the ​products themselves: Contaminated wheat gluten made its way into pet ​foodsold under nearly 100 labels across North America.

labelverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈleɪbəl/ ( UK -ll-, US -l-)
COMMERCE, MARKETING to fasten a label to something, or write ​information on something: All ​foodproducts are labelled with their ​price and country of ​origin.be labelled as sth Only clothes with a UPF of 15 to 50-plus may be labeled as sun-protective. Processed ​foods must be clearly labeled to ​indicate fat, sugar, and salt ​content for ​shoppers.
to describe someone or something using a particular word or phrase, often ​unfairly: She doesn't like being labelled as a "woman ​director", saying she's just a ​director who ​happens to be a woman.
(Definition of label from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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