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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016 tag 1 /tæg/
USA pronunciation n., v., tagged, tag•ging.
a piece of paper, etc., attached to something as a marker: a price tag.
a small loosely attached part.
a tip at the end of a shoelace or cord.
Computinga symbol indicating the beginning or end of a unit of information in an electronic document.
a descriptive word or phrase applied to a person, group, etc., as a label or identifier. v.
to provide with a tag; attach a tag to tagged the garments with the wrong prices. [~ + object ]
to append as an addition or afterthought. [~ + object ]
to give a name to; label tagged the boss "No-Neck.'' [~ + object + object ]
to give a traffic ticket to tagged for speeding. [~ + object ] to follow closely The child always tagged along behind his big brother. [no object ]
tag•ger, n. [countable ] tag 2 /tæg/
USA pronunciation n., v., tagged, tag•ging.
Games a children's game in which one player chases the others in an effort to touch one of them, who then becomes the one to chase the others to play a game of tag. [ uncountable ]
Sport an act or instance of tagging a runner in baseball. [countable ] v.
[~ + object ]
to touch in or as if in the game of tag: She tagged you, so now you're "it'' (= You now get to chase the others). Sportto put out (a runner) in baseball by touching the runner (or the base) with the ball held in the hand or glove.
tag•ger, n. [countable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016 tag 1 (tag), n., v., tagged, tag•ging.
a piece or strip of strong paper, plastic, metal, leather, etc., for attaching by one end to something as a mark or label: The price is on the tag.
any small hanging or loosely attached part or piece; tatter.
a loop of material sewn on a garment so that it can be hung up.
a metal or plastic tip at the end of a shoelace, cord, or the like.
Automotivea license plate for a motor vehicle.
Sport a small piece of tinsel or the like tied to the shank of a hook at the body of an artificial fly. [Angling. ]
the tail end or concluding part, as of a proceeding.
the last words of a speech, scene, act, etc., as in a play; a curtain line.
Computing sentinel (def. 3). [Computers. ]
an addition to a speech or writing, as the moral of a fable.
a quotation added for special effect.
a descriptive word or phrase applied to a person, group, organization, etc., as a label or means of identification; epithet.
a trite phrase or saying; cliché.
Slang Terms a person's name, nickname, initials, monogram, or symbol. [Slang. ]
GrammarSee tag question (def. 1).
a traffic ticket.
a curlicue in writing.
a lock of hair.
Animal Husbandrya matted lock of wool on a sheep.
Sport the white tip of the tail of a fox. [Fox Hunting. ]
the rabble. [Obs. ] v.t.
to furnish with a tag or tags; attach a tag to.
to append as a tag, addition, or afterthought to something else.
to attach or give an epithet to; label.
to accuse of a violation, esp. of a traffic law; give a traffic ticket to: He was tagged for speeding. The police officer tagged the cars for overtime parking.
to hold answerable or accountable for something; attach blame to: The pitcher was tagged with the loss of the game.
to set a price on; fix the cost of: The dealer tagged the boat at $500 less than the suggested retail price.
to write graffiti on.
Informal Terms to follow closely: [Informal. ] I tagged him to an old house on the outskirts of town.
to remove the tags of wool from (a sheep). v.i.
to follow closely; go along or about as a follower: to tag after someone; to tag along behind someone. to write graffiti.
late Middle English tagge (noun, nominal); cognate with Middle Low German, Norwegian tagge, Swedish tagg pointed protruding part; akin to tack 1
tag ′ger, n.
tag ′like′, adj. tag 2 (tag), n., v., tagged, tag•ging.
Gamesa children's game in which one player chases the others in an effort to touch one of them, who then takes the role of pursuer.
Sport an act or instance of tagging a base runner. [Baseball. ] v.t.
to touch in or as if in the game of tag.
[Baseball. ] to touch (a base runner) with the ball held in the hand or glove.
to hit (a pitched ball) solidly.
to make a number of hits or runs as specified in batting against (a pitcher): They tagged him for two hits in the first and three hits and two runs in the third.
Sport to strike (an opponent) with a powerful blow. [Boxing. ]
Sport tag up, (of a base runner) to touch the base occupied before attempting to advance a base, after the catch of a fly ball: [Baseball. ] He tagged up and scored from third on a long fly to center.
perh. special use of tag 1 1730–40 tag 1,
to write graffiti on. v.i.
to write graffiti.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tag / tæɡ/ n a piece or strip of paper, plastic, leather, etc, for attaching to something by one end as a mark or label: a price tag 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 a small piece of material hanging from or loosely attached to a part or piece 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 an epithet or verbal appendage, the refrain of a song, the moral of a fable, etc a brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language an ornamental flourish as at the end of a signature the contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail a matted lock of wool or hair slang a graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol vb ( )( tags, tagging, tagged mainly tr) to mark with a tag to monitor the whereabouts of (an offender) by means of an electronic tag to add or append as a tag to supply (prose or blank verse) with rhymes ( intr; ) usually followed by on or along to trail (behind) to name or call (someone something) to cut the tags of wool or hair from (an animal) Etymology: 15 th Century: of uncertain origin; related to Swedish tagg point, perhaps also to tack 1 tag / tæɡ/ n 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 the act of tagging one's partner in tag wrestling ( 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) to catch (another child) in the game of tag (in tag wrestling) to touch the hand of (one's partner) Etymology: 18 th Century: perhaps from tag 1
... or are they? (ironic question tag???)
"no" in question tag
"positive" question tag
"wha'?" as tag question?
[Question Tag] You'll be playing football tomorrow
a tag question with 'must'
a tag question with 'need'
aren't we? [question tag]
Better late than never, isn't it? [tag question?]
can you use " do I" in a tag question?
cities are unfriendly, or are they? [Tag question]
Computers changed the world, did they not? [tag question in formal writing]
Do you know / You do know> right? [tag question]
Don't get your knickers in a twist, do you? [Tag question?]
Hardly had we entered (tag question)
Have a cup of tea, would you/do you? [tag question]
have got - question tag
He may come today, mayn't he? [tag question]
He went to Kyoto, not Tokyo, didn't he? [tag question]
I guess you're studying < aren't you?/ don't I?> [tag question]
I suggest she borrow money, .........? put a question tag
I think that you are right, aren't you? / don't I? [tag question]
In a tag question, what is the word "now" for?
interesting, wasn't it? / was it? [tag question]
Introductory "there", tag-question.
inversion and tag question
Is it - tag question
isn't it [question tag]
isn't it? [all-purpose tag question]
isn't it? or can't he? in the question tag
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