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NOUN (5)

1. a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.;
[syn: tag, ticket]

2. a label associated with something for the purpose of identification;
- Example: "semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word"

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

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

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


VERB (5)

1. attach a tag or label to;
- Example: "label these bottles"
[syn: tag, 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;
- Example: "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"
- Example: "the dog chased the rabbit"
[syn: chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track]

5. supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it. [1913 Webster] 3. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue. [1913 Webster] 4. Something mean and paltry; the rabble. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Tag and rag, the lowest sort; the rabble. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster] 5. A sheep of the first year. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tag \Tag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tagged; p. pr. & vb. n. Tagging.] 1. To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags. [1913 Webster] He learned to make long-tagged thread laces. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] His courteous host . . . Tags every sentence with some fawning word. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To join; to fasten; to attach. --Bolingbroke. [1913 Webster] 3. To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tag \Tag\, v. i. To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tag n 1: a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc. [syn: tag, ticket] 2: a label associated with something for the purpose of identification; "semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word" 3: a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter] 4: a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser 5: (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game) v 1: attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: tag, 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, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track] 5: supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

257 Moby Thesaurus words for "tag": PS, Parthian shot, Thule, Ultima Thule, accompany, add, addendum, adjoin, affix, afterpart, afterpiece, afterthought, agglutinate, allocate, allot, annex, appellation, appellative, append, appendix, appoint, appropriate to, assign, assign to, attach, attend, back matter, baggage check, banality, baptize, bedog, billhead, binomen, binomial name, bitter end, book stamp, bookplate, bottom dollar, boundary, brand, broad arrow, bromide, burden, butt, butt end, byword, cachet, call, chase, check, chip, chorus, christen, cliche, coda, codicil, cognomen, colophon, come after, come behind, complicate, conclusion, conjoin, consequence, continuance, continuation, counter, counterfoil, countermark, coupon, crumb, cryptonym, decorate, define, denominate, denomination, designate, designation, destine, detail, docket, dog, double take, dub, dying words, earmark, empty title, encumber, entitle, envoi, epilogue, epithet, eponym, euonym, extreme, extremity, fag end, farthest bound, fate, follow, follow-through, follow-up, glue on, go after, go behind, government mark, government stamp, hallmark, handle, hat check, heel, hitch on, honorific, hound, hyponym, identify, imprint, infix, join with, jumping-off place, label, last words, letterhead, limit, logo, logotype, lot, make assignments, mark, mark off, mark out for, marker, masthead, moniker, morceau, morsel, move behind, name, namesake, nib, nickname, nip, nomen, nomen nudum, nominate, ordain, ornament, parting shot, paste on, patch, peroration, plate, platitude, plus, point, pole, portion off, postface, postfix, postlude, postscript, prefix, price tag, proper name, proper noun, prosaicism, prosaism, pursue, put with, queue, refrain, registered trademark, reserve, restrict, restrict to, rubber stamp, running head, running title, saddle with, schedule, scientific name, scrap, scrip, seal, second thought, secret name, sequel, sequela, sequelae, sequelant, sequent, sequitur, set, set apart, set aside, set off, shadow, shibboleth, shiver, shred, sigil, signet, slap on, sliver, slug, smithereen, snick, snip, snippet, specify, splinter, stamp, sticker, stitch, string along, stub, stump, style, subjoin, subscript, suffix, superadd, superpose, supplement, swan song, tab, tack on, tag after, tag along, tag end, tag on, tail, tail end, tailgate, tailpiece, tally, tatter, tautonym, term, ticket, tip, title, title page, token, trade name, trademark, trademark name, trail, trail after, trailer, train, tread close upon, trinomen, trinomial name, truism, unite with, wake
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

TAG Technical Advisory Group (PIMA, I3C)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

TAG Technical Architecture Group (W3C)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

tag empty element tag end tag start tag An SGML, HTML, or XML token representing the beginning (start tag: "

") or end (end tag: "

") of an element. In normal SGML syntax (and always in XML), a tag starts with a "<" and ends with an ">". In HTML jargon, the term "tag" is often used for an "element". (2001-01-31)