From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_190_elabella‧bel1 /ˈleɪbəl/ ●●● S3 W3 AWL noun [countable] 1 Da piece of paper or another material that is attached to something and gives information about itcare label a luggage labelon the label It says ‘Dry clean’ on the label.2 CALL/DESCRIBE ASa word or phrase which is used to describe a person, group, or thing, but which is unfair or not correct Men these days have to avoid attracting the ‘sexist’ label.3 TCRa record company their new release on the Ace Sounds label4 designer label own label
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labelLabels on clothes should be removed for kids with sensitive skin.It was Elton John, a piano-playing singer-songwriter, who signed Sedaka to his new label.Helios is the mid-price label published by Hyperion.He objects to the sexist label - he doesn't think he's sexist at all.Such labels bear a striking resemblance to advertising bill boards.Stacy blushes at the label "father" of the institution, but admits he likes it.At one time he was given the label "communist" for his opposition to the Vietnam war.There are lots of companies who will take charge of this whole operation, including the printing and fixing of the labels.Use a liquid fertilizer, following the directions on the label.And I smelled the pungent stickiness of the glue when I pasted the labels on the matchboxes, table, and chairs.Some consumer watchdogs are concerned that the labels on the bottles aren't clear enough.This label reflects the apparent concentration of power in executives and the relative decline of legislatures' powers.But those labels are broadly applied.The group has just produced their new album on the Warner label.on the labelFill in the form on page 18 with the same details as on the label.It dries surprisingly quickly, and providing it's laundered as directed on the label it's relatively crease resistant.Poultry burgers must consist of 100 percent poultry meat of the kind indicated on the label.However, they said they were not certain the drink actually contained the ingredients on the label.He also hopes to exploit the Burke's name by reproducing it on the labels of clarets, burgundies and champagnes.It doesn't make a lot of sense to them to sell margarine without a name on the label.She thought that she had bought the chicken that was pictured on the label.My name was on the label.
labellabel2 ●○○ AWL verb (labelled, labelling British English, labeled, labeling American English) [transitive] 1 DESCRIBEto attach a label onto something or write information on something Label the diagram clearly.label something sth The file was labelled ‘Top Secret’.label something with something Each bag of seeds is labelled with the grower’s name.2 CALL/DESCRIBE ASto use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, but often unfairly or incorrectlylabel somebody/something (as) something The newspapers had unjustly labelled him a troublemaker. The regime was inevitably labelled as ‘communist’.→ See Verb table
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labelThe unemployed are often labelled as lazy or unreliable.She carefully labeled each jar with its contents and the date.She lashed out at her critics who had labelled her a bimbo.Characteristics chosen for labelling may reflect domestic environmental priorities, and criteria used in different national schemes may vary widely.Children who are labelled "slow" usually get less attention from teachers.Or, for the purposes of balance, label somebody a right Osvaldo.It urges manufacturers to label sugar on foods but stops short of demanding legislation.Campbell has labelled the commission's recommendations as sheer nonsense.And every writer seems to subdivide memory differently and use his own terms to label the different types.The first and traditional conception of the company might be labelled the fiction/concession theory.Students can be asked to draw and label the picture.When we're ready to label them as suspects, we'll release their descriptions.Each one was labelled with a box number and contained a large brown envelope.Critics have unfairly labelled Young a racist.label somebody/something (as) somethingNone of the candidates wants to be labeled as "soft" on crime.
From King Business Dictionarylabella‧bel1 /ˈleɪbəl/ noun [countable]1a piece of paper or cloth that is attached to something and gives information about itprice labels on goods in a supermarketRead the label carefully and follow the instructions exactly.2COMMERCEMARKETINGthe company or brand name on a productSome retailers market some goods under their own branding and some under the manufacturer’s label. see also own-label, PRIVATE LABEL, store label designer label3COMMERCEthe name of a record companyPhillips’ Polygram record company bought the Island label.4COMMERCEthe name of a wine-making companyThis wine from the Napa Ridge label is one of the great bargains of all time.labellabel2 verb (labelled, labelling British English, labeled, labeling) American English [transitive]1to fix a label onto something or write a description on somethingBeef producers must obey certain rules in labeling their new low-fat products.All charts, diagrams and tables should be labelled.The government forced six companies to stop labeling their processed pastas, juices and pickles as ‘fresh.’2to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, often unfairly or incorrectlyOne of the things we tend to do in organizations, unfortunately, is label people.label somebody/something (as) somethingPlastics aren’t perceived as recyclable and so are labelled as environmentally unfriendly.→ See Verb tableOrigin label1 (1200-1300) Old French long narrow piece of cloth