• enPR: tăg, IPA: /tæɡ/
  • (North American also) IPA: /teɪɡ/

tag (plural tags)

  1. A small label.
  2. A chasing game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch and touch one of the others, who then becomes "it".
  3. A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.
  4. A type of cardboard.
  5. Graffiti in the form of a stylized signature particular to the artist.
    • 2011, Scape Martinez, Graff 2: Next Level Graffiti Techniques (page 124)
      There is a hierarchy of sorts: a throw-up can go over a tag, a piece over a throw-up, and a burner over a piece.
  6. A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag.
  7. (informal, authorship) An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said") or attributed words (e.g. "he thought").
    Synonyms: dialogue tag, speech tag, tag line
    • , quote en
    • quote en
    • quote en
  8. (music) The last line (or last two lines) of a song's chorus that is repeated to indicate the end of the song.
  9. (television) The last scene of a TV program that often focuses on the program's subplot.
  10. (chiefly, US) a vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers).
    The subwoofer in the trunk was so loud, it vibrated the tag like an aluminum can.
  11. (baseball) An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand to rule him "out."
    The tag was applied at second for the final out.
  12. (computing) A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.
    The <title> tag provides a title for the Web page.
    The <sarcasm> tag conveys sarcasm in Internet slang.
  13. (computing) A keyword, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based classification; often used to categorize content.
    I want to add genre and artist tags to the files in my music collection.
  14. Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely.
  15. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.
  16. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.
  17. Something mean and paltry; the rabble.
  18. A sheep in its first year.
  19. (biochemistry) Any short peptide sequence artificially attached to proteins mostly in order to help purify, solubilize or visualize these proteins.
  20. (slang) A person's name.
    What's your tag?
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

tag (tags, present participle tagging; past and past participle tagged)

  1. (transitive) To label (something).
  2. (transitive, graffiti) To mark (something) with one’s tag.
  3. (transitive) To remove dung tags from a sheep.
    Regularly tag the rear ends of your sheep.
  4. (transitive, baseball, colloquial) To hit the ball hard.
    He really tagged that ball.
  5. (transitive, baseball) To put a runner out by touching them with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
    He tagged the runner for the out.
  6. (transitive, computing) To mark with a tag (metadata for classification).
    I am tagging my music files by artist and genre.
  7. To follow closely, accompany, tag along.
    • 1906, O. Henry, By Courier
      A tall young man came striding through the park along the path near which she sat. Behind him tagged a boy carrying a suit-case.
  8. (transitive) To catch and touch (a player in the game of tag).
  9. (transitive) To fit with, or as if with, a tag or tags.
    • 1911, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Bunyan,_John Bunyan, John]”, in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica:
      He learned to make long-tagged thread laces.
    • His courteous host […] / Tags every sentence with some fawning word.
  10. To fasten; to attach.
Antonyms Translations Translations Noun

tag (plural tagin)

  1. A decoration drawn over some Hebrew letters in Jewish scrolls.



  1. (poker) Tight (inclined to play only strong starting hands and fold otherwise) and aggressive (inclined to raise often).
  • LAG loose-aggressive

tag (plural tags)

  1. Initialism of tree-adjoining grammar

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