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tag /tæɡ/ n
  1. a piece or strip of paper, plastic, leather, etc, for attaching to something by one end as a mark or label: a price tag

  2. Also called: electronic tag an electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offender's whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system
  3. a small piece of material hanging from or loosely attached to a part or piece
  4. a point of metal or other hard substance at the end of a cord, lace, etc, to prevent it from fraying and to facilitate threading
  5. an epithet or verbal appendage, the refrain of a song, the moral of a fable, etc
  6. a brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language
  7. an ornamental flourish as at the end of a signature
  8. the contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail
  9. a matted lock of wool or hair
  10. slang a graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol
vb (tags, tagging, tagged)(mainly tr)
  1. to mark with a tag
  2. to monitor the whereabouts of (an offender) by means of an electronic tag
  3. to add or append as a tag
  4. to supply (prose or blank verse) with rhymes
  5. (intr; usually followed by on or along) to trail (behind)
  6. to name or call (someone something)
  7. to cut the tags of wool or hair from (an animal)
Etymology: 15th Century: of uncertain origin; related to Swedish tagg point, perhaps also to tack1
tag /tæɡ/ n
  1. Also called: tig a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to catch one of them who will then become the chaser
  2. the act of tagging one's partner in tag wrestling
  3. (modifier) denoting or relating to a wrestling contest between two teams of two wrestlers, in which only one from each team may be in the ring at one time. The contestant outside the ring may change places with his team-mate inside the ring after touching his hand
vb (tags, tagging, tagged)(transitive)
  1. to catch (another child) in the game of tag
  2. (in tag wrestling) to touch the hand of (one's partner)
Etymology: 18th Century: perhaps from tag1



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