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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dog tag
electronic tagging
name tag
play catch/house/tag/school etc
▪ Outside, the children were playing cowboys and Indians.
price tag
▪ It’s difficult to put a price tag on such a project say how much it costs.
put...price tag on (=say how much it costs)
▪ It’s difficult to put a price tag on such a project .
question tag
tag question
▪ ISPs do this by giving your computer an identity tag.
▪ It's a microchip which, when inserted into some part of the chair, will act like an electronic identity tag.
▪ Harvey took off his identity tag and inserted it into a machine like a railway station weighing machine upon which he stepped.
▪ This is why it is essential that they should wear a collar with a name tag attached at all times.
▪ Her name, Beulah, is printed in green ink on a heart-shaped name tag.
▪ I see Gloria dealing with a party of women with name tags.
▪ There was no name tag in the oblong strip next to the button but that wasn't unusual.
▪ The kids, all wearing name tags, run around us.
▪ Staff name tags have already helped, along with the hospital watch scheme.
▪ She is brown and white and has a brown collar but no name tag.
▪ There was a price tag on the mast.
▪ The mood is similar, somewhere between awe of their opponents and their colossal price tags and the usual infectious optimism.
▪ For people with game tickets, Golden Sports knocks $ 1, 000 off the price tag.
▪ Despite the massive price tag, it shouldn't take Becks long to raise the cash.
▪ He tried to lure Wallace back last year but was frightened off by a £1m price tag.
▪ What is the price tag for keeping decent, nonviolent people from having to commit the very act that Davis committed?
▪ Dubois and Crouch, for instance, tested the hypothesis that women use more tag questions than men.
▪ The tag question thus contains, in part, a repetition of some of the information found in the main sentence.
▪ Do we have to wear these name tags?
▪ During one game I accidentally scored against my own side and acquired the tag "wrong way" Jones.
▪ I can't find a price tag on it anywhere.
▪ I didn't blame her for hating the "mayor's ex-girlfriend" tag.
▪ A sequence of grammatical tags in the corpus is taken and split into pairs and triples.
▪ Additional items such as colour, indentation and tabs can also be attached to the tag.
▪ Harvey took off his identity tag and inserted it into a machine like a railway station weighing machine upon which he stepped.
▪ Little girls played tag and stoop-ball, hopscotch, skipped rope; big girls sat under the pine tree and whispered.
▪ The judge also prohibited the Motor Vehicle Administration from recalling the specialty tags.
▪ The Navy also wants 12 new attack submarines with a price tag of $ 17. 6 billion.
▪ This enables you to replace text or tags and cut out a lot of painstaking monkey work when revamping your site.
▪ Another was J John, the evangelical preacher, who tagged along whenever Justin had business with the Press.
▪ One of those do-nothing political conferences-the party was paying-and John and Tony had talked her into tagging along.
▪ Claire seems to have tagged along somehow.
▪ Three other wanderers, not quite so dazed, allowed Billy to tag along.
▪ Although for a time Simone tagged along in his life, he never took the affair seriously.
▪ At age 10, she began tagging along when her brothers would head out to the neighborhood playgrounds and recreation centers.
▪ If we get out, we just tag along behind you until you get home, and we vanish.
▪ I was tagging along, comforting a man in misery until he started teaching.
▪ Maybe I was just annoyed that his friend tagged on and mucked it up.
▪ Wattling had tagged on, plastered up as he was, and Hilary included him in.
▪ His teammates have tagged him with a second nickname.
▪ Reyes tagged Thompson out at home plate.
▪ Although it's specifically marketed for use with antiques, there's no end to the kind of property it can tag.
▪ I tagged his car, which, in turn, tagged the guardrail and flipped over.
▪ One of them was with Red Carlson, the heavyweight who tagged after Tony through his good years.
▪ This grammatical tag must be compatible with those that the corpus was tagged with.
▪ Three other wanderers, not quite so dazed, allowed Billy to tag along.
▪ Your training wheels were still on, I remember that, and you sort of tagged along behind them.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tag \Tag\, v. i. To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.


Tag \Tag\, n. [From Tag, v.; cf. Tag, an end.] A child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.


Tag \Tag\, n. [Probably akin to tack a small nail; cf. Sw. tagg a prickle, point, tooth.]

  1. Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label.

  2. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.

  3. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.

  4. Something mean and paltry; the rabble. [Obs.]

    Tag and rag, the lowest sort; the rabble.

  5. A sheep of the first year. [Prov. Eng.]


Tag \Tag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tagged; p. pr. & vb. n. Tagging.]

  1. To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags.

    He learned to make long-tagged thread laces.

    His courteous host . . . Tags every sentence with some fawning word.

  2. To join; to fasten; to attach.

  3. To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"small, hanging piece from a garment," c.1400, of uncertain origin but probably from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian tagg "point, prong, barb," Swedish tagg "prickle, thorn") and related to Middle Low German tagge "branch, twig, spike"), from Proto-Germanic *tag-. The sense development might be "point of metal at the end of a cord, string, etc.," hence "part hanging loose." Or perhaps ultimately from PIE *dek-, a root forming words referring to fringe, horsetail, locks of hair" (see with tail (n.1)).\n

\nMeaning "a label" is first recorded 1835; sense of "automobile license plate" is recorded from 1935, originally underworld slang. Meaning "an epithet, popular designation" is recorded from 1961, hence slang verb meaning "write graffiti in public places" (1990).


"children's game," 1738 (in reference to "Queen Mary's reign"), perhaps a variation of Scottish tig "touch, tap" (1721), probably an alteration of Middle English tek "touch, tap" (see tick (n.2)). Baseball sense is from 1912.


"to furnish with a tag," late 14c. (implied in tagged), from tag (n.1). Meaning "go along as a follower" is from 1670s; sense of "follow closely and persistently" is from 1884. Related: Tagging. Verbal phrase tag along is first recorded 1900.


"a touch in the game of tag," 1878; in baseball, 1904, from tag (n.2); the adjective in the pro-wrestling sense is recorded from 1955. Related: Tagged; tagging.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A small label. 2 A game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch 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 person who makes the graffiti. 6 A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag. 7 An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said"). 8 (context chiefly US English) a vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers). 9 (context baseball English) An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand. 10 (context computing English) A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language. 11 (context computing English) A keyword, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based classification; often used to categorize content. 12 Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely. 13 A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it. 14 The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue. 15 Something mean and paltry; the rabble. 16 A sheep in its first year. 17 (lb en biochemistry) Any short peptide sequence artificially attached to proteins mostly in order to help purify, solubilize or visualize these proteins. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To label (something). 2 (context transitive graffiti English) To mark (something) with one’s tag. 3 (context transitive English) To remove dung tags from a sheep. 4 (context transitive baseball colloquial English) To hit the ball hard. 5 (context transitive baseball English) To put a runner out by touching them with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand. 6 (context transitive computing English) To mark with a tag (metadata for classification). 7 To follow closely, accompany, tag along. 8 (context transitive English) To catch and touch (a player in the game of tag). 9 (context transitive English) To fit with, or as if with, a tag or tags. 10 To fasten; to attach. Etymology 2

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

  1. v. attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: label, mark]

  2. touch a player while he is holding the ball

  3. provide with a name or nickname

  4. go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit" [syn: chase, chase after, trail, tail, give chase, dog, go after, track]

  5. supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes

  6. [also: tagging, tagged]

  1. n. a label made of cardboard or plastic or metal

  2. a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: rag, shred, tag end, tatter]

  3. a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser

  4. (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

  5. [also: tagging, tagged]


Tag, TAG or tagging could refer to:

Tag (game)

Tag (also known as it, tig and many other names) is a playground game that involves one or more players chasing other players in an attempt to "tag" or touch them, usually with their hands. There are many variations; most forms have no teams, scores, or equipment. Usually when a person is tagged, the tagger says, "Tag, you're it".

Tag (metadata)

In information systems, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer, depending on the system.

Tagging was popularized by websites associated with Web 2.0 and is an important feature of many Web 2.0 services. It is now also part of some desktop software.

Tag (comics)

Tag (Brian Cruz) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in New Mutants, vol. 2 #7 and was a member of the student body of the Xavier Institute and the Hellions squad therein.


T.A.G. is a DOS-based bulletin board system (BBS) computer program, released from 1986 to 2000.

T.A.G. was written in Borland Pascal and is free for business or personal use. The authors considered it fun to give the program away while others tried to charge for BBS programs.

Authors over the years: Victor Capton, Randy Goebel, Alan Jurison, Paul Loeber, Robert Numerick and Paul Williams. All live in the Detroit (MI) area except Alan Jurison who lives in Syracuse (NY).

Peak number of running systems: Just over 1000, mostly in the United States and Canada.

Areas of major T.A.G. BBS concentrations:

  • Michigan: Detroit (where it started), Lansing, Flint and Battle Creek
  • California: Oakland
  • Connecticut: Hartford
  • Florida: Jacksonville and Cocoa
  • Maryland: Baltimore.
  • New Jersey: Newark
  • New York: Syracuse
  • North Carolina: Raleigh
  • Ontario, Canada: Windsor and Hamilton
  • Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh
  • Texas: Houston, Beaumont and Fort Worth
  • Virginia: Norfolk

A quote from one of the authors:

We all poured countless hours into the development and support of people running BBSs. Even today I don't think the internet has come close to the sense of community and simple accomplishment that BBSing provided. Building and running a complete environment on your local computer and watching people use it is a far different experience than putting up a web page on some remote server. We all made and still have a great many friends from being sysops and BBS developers.

Other Notes:

No one ever got them to answer definitively on what their name stood for, but there was a reasonably reliable rumor that it was from "The Adventurer's Guild" which was a Dungeons and Dragons sort of reference.

The only known T.A.G. BBS still in existence can be accessed via telnet at

Tag (Hebrew writing)

A tag (, plural tagin, תגין) is a decoration drawn over some Hebrew letters in Jewish scrolls - Sefer Torah, Megilat Esther (Scroll of Esther), Tefillin and Mezuzot. The letters Beth, Daleth, He, Kheth, Yud and Quf have one tag. The letters Gimel, Zayin, Tet, Nun, Ayin, Tzadi and Shin have 3 tags. In Jewish theology, each tag has special significance and meaning.

Tag (barbershop music)

A tag, in barbershop music, is a dramatic variation put in the last section of the song. Its rough analog in Classical music is a coda.

Tags are characterized by heightening the dramatic tension of the song, frequently including a hanger, or sustained note against which the other singers carry the rhythm. In addition, good tags can be sung as short, stand-alone works. Tags may be soft and tender but are typically characterized by loud, "paint peeling," ringing chords. According to the competition rules of the Barbershop Harmony Society, every song entered for a competition must have a tag.

Tag (programming)

In programming, a tag is an argument to a subroutine that determines other arguments passed to it, which is used as a way to pass indefinite number of tagged parameters to the subroutine; notably, tags are used for a number of system calls in AmigaOS v2.0 and onwards.

Tag (horse)

Tag (foaled 1786) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. She only started three races, and won once, the Oaks Stakes at Epsom Downs. She was owned by George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, and trained by Frank Neale. As a broodmare for the Earl she produced eleven foals.

Tag (film)

is a 2015 Japanese suspense action horror film directed by Sion Sono and inspired by title of the novel Riaru Onigokko by Yusuke Yamada. It was released in Japan on July 11, 2015.

Tag (LeapFrog)

LeapFrog Tag is an electronic handheld stylus that stores audio for proprietary paper books made by LeapFrog Enterprises. When in use the stylus is scanned across the page of a book, activating the stylus to play the prerecorded audio stored inside the stylus. When a word is scanned, for example, the stylus "reads" the word aloud to the user. The user can also play various games through this technique. LeapFrog Enterprises introduced it as the successor to the LeapPad which served as a platform for interactive books. The Tag stylus and the proprietary Tag books are primarily targeted to young children learning to read.

The Tag reader offers an alternative to either audiobooks or a supervisory person reading aloud, chiefly for before children are able to read on a particular level. It can teach phonics and help children develop a sense of independent reading, which, in turn, helps them become better readers.

LeapFrog has developed a number of titles and book sets that target specific phonic skills. These sets can be used as a supplement to support a reading or literacy curriculum currently implemented in the classroom. LeapFrog's Tag reader is accessible to a wide variety of students' learning abilities. Because Tag readers are designed with both full reading and individual word recognition this allows for differentiation. Tag also helps students learning English as a second language

Tag (advertisement)

Tag is a television and cinema advertisement launched by Nike Inc. in 2001 to promote its line of sportswear in the United States. It was one of four pieces forming the television component of the $25m "Play" campaign, which had been running for several months. Tag was created by advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. Production was handled by production company Gorgeous Enterprises, who assigned director Frank Budgen to oversee the project. Filming took place in Toronto, Ontario.

The commercial premiered on American television on 25 June 2001, and ran until Labor Day (3 September). It was supported by three additional television and cinema commercials, titled Shaderunner, Tailgating, and Racing, which ran concurrently. There was also a significant offline campaign, comprising public events in the streets of major American cities, and invitation-only parties at Niketown stores attended by celebrities. Tag, and its associated campaign, were a huge critical success, garnering dozens of awards from the advertising and television industries, including the Grand Prix at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Tag was one of the ten most-awarded commercials of 2002, and its impact was such that in 2010 it was voted one of the top ten advertisements of the decade by Campaign magazine.

Usage examples of "tag".

And always the encrypted bitstreams were tagging along in the flow of data, never a high density, just steady and shallow and uninterrupted.

Stammel gestured to Bosk, who came forward and took a handful of tags from the quartermaster.

An American general, though, would only wear a couple of his qualification badges, name and branch tags and a shoulder patch on a plain, if well pressed, digicam or BDU uniform.

He had probably made Madison go with him today to run the traps, and Doxy, obviously smitten with their guest, had tagged along.

Chaos was loudly surprised to see that the rabbit was still tagging along, and Fiddlesticks demanded explanations and fish in the same breath, while Jasmine pretended to find the whole affair boring beyond expression.

An unwilling Glick cursed aloud as he tagged along, fumbling through a terrified blow-by-blow commentary.

But to find Haggy a fellow captive, that meant that more than one bolt hole of the SunSpot had been tagged.

The tiny shapes of young kids were racing around it, playing tag and hopscotch, no doubt screeching and hollering their way through midmorning recess.

As Jarrock led the way into another room, servants promptly entered the one vacated to rearrange the various items and tag them with the names of the purchasers.

The doors to the other rooms were still open and the servants were busy tagging the various purchases according to the lists that Jarrock had given them.

She was a jawless woman with a green tag against a ribby chest and thin, black-dyed hair.

Which turned out to be a good thing as he tagged along behind an obviously indefatigable Simpson, Jere Haygood, and their local guide, Dietrich Schwanhausser.

He meditated a mighty draft: one hand was fumbling with his tags, while the other was extended in the act of grasping the jorum, when a knock on the portal, solemn and sonorous, arrested his fingers.

Their two small children, LaToya and Howard, were running around naked and firing Lazer Tag guns at each other.

Somewhere, he knew, crews were already on the move, locating old pits, roping safe trails, tagging ancient junk hidden by the tall brush for later removal.