tag

Tag! You're it! Tag is a playground game in which you try to catch other players. A tag is also a label or marker that provides some information about the thing it's attached to, like the tag inside the neck of your sweater.

Items for sale often display price tags, and people at a social event sometimes wear name tags. You can also use tag as a verb to mean "to mark with a tag." This word has many colloquial meanings too, including "nickname" and "identifying graffiti mark." There's also the verb meaning "to touch another player in a game of tag."

Definitions of tag
  1. noun
    a small piece of cloth or paper
    synonyms: rag, shred, tag end, tatter
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    pine-tar rag
    baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip
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    piece of cloth, piece of material
    a separate part consisting of fabric
  2. noun
    a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    synonyms: ticket
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    dog tag
    metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number
    dog tag
    military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck
    name tag
    a tag showing the name of the person who wears it
    price tag
    a tag showing the price of the article it is attached to
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    label
    an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
  3. noun
    a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
    “semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word”
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    label
    an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
  4. verb
    attach a tag or label to
    synonyms: label, mark
    mark
    make or leave a mark on
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    brand, brandmark, trademark
    mark with a brand or trademark
    point
    mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
    point
    mark with diacritics
    point
    mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
    calibrate
    mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
    code
    attach a code to
    badge
    put a badge on
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    attach
    cause to be attached
  5. verb
    provide with a name or nickname
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    call, name
    assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
  6. noun
    a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
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    child's game
    a game enjoyed by children
  7. noun
    (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
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    touch, touching
    the act of putting two things together with no space between them
  8. verb
    go after with the intent to catch
    synonyms: chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tail, track, trail
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    tree
    chase an animal up a tree
    quest
    search the trail of (game)
    hound, hunt, trace
    pursue or chase relentlessly
    run down
    pursue until captured
    ferret
    hound or harry relentlessly
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    follow, pursue
    follow in or as if in pursuit
  9. verb
    touch a player while he is holding the ball
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    nab
    tag the base runner to get him out
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    touch
    make physical contact with, come in contact with
  10. verb
    supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
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    rhyme, rime
    compose rhymes
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