tagtag1 /tæɡ/ ●●●S3 noun1small piece of paper etc [countable]D a small piece of paper, plastic etc attached to something to show what it is, who owns it, what it costs etcname/identity/price tagAll the staff wore name tags. →dog tag2game [uncountable]DG a children’s game in which one playerchases and tries to touch the others3electronic object (also electronic tag) [countable] British English a piece of equipment that you attach to an animal or person, especially someone who has just left prison, so that you always know where they are4computer [countable] a computercode attached to a word or phrase in a computer document in order to arrange the data in a particular way5name [countable] a word or phrase which is used to describe a person, group, or thing, but which is often unfair or not correctHis speed earned him the tag of ‘the runner’.6grammar [countable]SLG technical a tag question7name painted on wall [countable] especially American English informal someone’s name that they paint illegally on a wall, vehicle etc8car American Englisha)tags [plural] informal the licenseplates on a carb)[countable] a small piece of sticky plastic with a date on it that you put on your car’s license plate to show that the car is legally allowed on the road in that yearCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa price tagDon’t forgot to remove the price tag.a name/an identity tagEvery baby had a name tag on his or her wrist.a security tag (=to prevent something being stolen)Expensive items such as leather jackets have security tags which have to be removed at the till. a gift tag (=a tag attached to a gift that says who it is from)You can buy gift wrap with matching gift tags.a luggage tagWas there a luggage tag on your suitcase?
tagtag2 verb (tagged, tagging) [transitive]1Dto attach a tag to somethingEach bird was tagged and released into the wild.2to give someone or something a name or title, or describe them in a particular waybe tagged (as) somethingThe country no longer wants to be tagged as a Third World nation.3to attach a tag in a computer program or documentAll the words are tagged with their part of speech.4informalWRITE to illegally paint your name on a wall, vehicle etc5American English to touch someone you are chasing in a game, especially to touch someone with the ball in baseball →tag along →tag on→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tag• Although it's specifically marketed for use with antiques, there's no end to the kind of property it can tag.• One of them was with Red Carlson, the heavyweight who tagged after Tony through his good years.• Your trainingwheels were still on, I remember that, and you sort of tagged along behind them.• Three other wanderers, not quite so dazed, allowed Billy to tag along.• His teammates have tagged him with a second nickname.• I tagged his car, which, in turn, tagged the guardrail and flipped over.• This grammatical tag must be compatible with those that the corpus was tagged with.• Reyes tagged Thompson out at home plate.be tagged (as) something• As passed by the House and agreed to by the Senate, the bill allowed only plastic explosives to be tagged.• These three writersare tagged as representatives of two hardly very different types or crisis-fancying, ThirdWorldlyliterarytourist.• For instance, the first subsection of Chapter 2 is tagged as Section 2.1.• Tino Martinez was tagged out by it.• They were tagged with colour-coded labelsbearingexperiment numbers and feedinginstructions.• Each word is tagged with its grammatical category.• This grammatical tag must be compatible with those that the corpus was tagged with.From Longman Business Dictionarytagtag /tæg/ noun [countable]COMPUTING a series of letters or words that are put before and after a piece of electronic text to show that it is to be treated in a particular waya list of HTML tags —tag verb [transitive]Each word is tagged with its grammatical category. → see alsoprice tag