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 for label
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Label \La"bel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Labeled (l[=a]"b[e^]ld) or
     Labelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Labeling or Labelling.]
     1. To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to
        label a bottle or a package.
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     2. To affix in or on a label. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Label \La"bel\ (l[=a]"b[e^]l), n. [OF. label sort of ribbon or
     fringe, label in heraldry, F. lambeau shred, strip, rag; of
     uncertain origin; cf. L. labellum, dim. of labrum lip, edge,
     margin, G. lappen flap, patch, rag, tatter (cf. Lap of a
     dress), W. llab, llabed, label, flap, Gael. leab, leob,
     slice, shred, hanging lip.]
     1. A tassel. [Obs.] --Huloet. --Fuller.
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     2. A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to
        anything, and indicating, usually by an inscription, the
        contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a
        bottle or a package.
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     3. A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document
        to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.
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     4. A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added
        to a will.
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     5. (Her.) A barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants,
        or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of
        cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his
        father is still living.
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     6. A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection
        with a circumferentor, to take altitudes. --Knight.
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     7. (Gothic Arch.) The name now generally given to the
        projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of
        openings in medi[ae]val architecture. It always has a
        square form, as in the illustration. --Arch. Pub. Soc.
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     8. In medi[ae]val art, the representation of a band or scroll
        containing an inscription. --Fairholt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  label
      n 1: a brief description given for purposes of identification;
           "the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of
           architecture"
      2: trade name of a company that produces musical recordings;
         "the artists and repertoire department of a recording label
         is responsible for finding new talent" [syn: label,
         recording label]
      3: a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to
         trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
      4: an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an
         object
      v 1: assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students
           were labelled `learning disabled'"
      2: attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: tag,
         label, mark]
      3: pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
         [syn: pronounce, label, judge]
      4: distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a
         labeled atom
      5: distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive
         isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through
         chemical reactions

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  262 Moby Thesaurus words for "label":
     achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, appellation,
     appellative, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure,
     bandeau, baptize, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend,
     bend sinister, billet, billhead, binomen, binomial name, blazon,
     blazonry, blood, book stamp, bookplate, bordure, bracket, branch,
     brand, breed, broad arrow, byword, cachet, cadency mark, call,
     canton, cast, caste, categorize, category, chaplet, character,
     characterization, characterize, charge, check, chevron, chief,
     christen, clan, class, classification, classify, coat of arms,
     cockatrice, cognomen, colophon, color, coronet, counterfoil,
     countermark, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown,
     cryptonym, define, denominate, denomination, describe, description,
     designate, designation, device, difference, differencing, division,
     docket, dub, eagle, earmark, empty title, entitle, epithet, eponym,
     ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, estate, euonym,
     falcon, feather, fess, fess point, field, file, flanch,
     fleur-de-lis, form, fret, fur, fusil, garland, genre, genus,
     government mark, government stamp, grade, grain, griffin, group,
     grouping, gules, gyron, hallmark, handle, hatchment, head, heading,
     helmet, heraldic device, honor point, honorific, hyponym,
     identification, identifier, identify, ilk, impalement, impaling,
     imprint, inescutcheon, kidney, kin, kind, letterhead, level, line,
     lion, logo, logotype, lot, lozenge, make, manner, mantling, mark,
     marker, marshaling, martlet, mascle, masthead, metal, mold,
     moniker, motto, mullet, name, namesake, nature, nickname,
     nombril point, nomen, nomen nudum, nominate, number, octofoil, or,
     order, ordinary, orle, pale, paly, pean, peg, persuasion, pheon,
     phylum, pigeonhole, plate, portray, position, predicament,
     price tag, proper name, proper noun, purpure, quarter, quartering,
     race, rank, rating, registered trademark, rose, rubric,
     running head, running title, sable, saltire, scientific name,
     scutcheon, seal, secret name, section, sept, set, shape, shield,
     sigil, signet, sobriquet, sort, species, specify, spread eagle,
     stamp, station, status, sticker, strain, stratum, stripe, stub,
     style, subdivision, subgroup, suborder, subordinary, tab, tag,
     tally, tautonym, tenne, term, the like of, the likes of, ticket,
     tincture, title, title page, token, torse, trade name, trademark,
     trademark name, tressure, tribe, trinomen, trinomial name, type,
     unicorn, vair, variety, vert, wreath, yale
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  label
  
     1.  An identifier used to mark a position in a
     program so that it can be the destination of a goto
     statement.
  
     2.  The identifier assigned to a datagram for
     label switching.
  
     (2007-10-17)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LABEL. A narrow slip of paper or parchment, affixed to a deed or writing 
  hanging at or out of the same. This name is also given to an appending seal. 
  
  

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