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tag

  • The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
  • A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label: sale tags on all coats and dresses.
  • The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail.
  • Sports A bright piece of feather, floss, or tinsel surrounding the shank of the hook on a fishing fly.
  • A dirty, matted lock of wool.
  • A loose lock of hair.
  • A rag; a tatter.
  • A small, loose fragment: I heard only tags and snippets of what was being said.
  • An ornamental flourish, especially at the end of a signature.
  • A designation or an epithet, especially an unwelcome one: He did not take kindly to the tag of pauper.
  • A brief quotation used in a discourse to give it an air of erudition or authority: Shakespearean tags.
  • A cliché, saw, or similar short, conventional idea used to embellish a discourse: These tags of wit and wisdom bore me.
  • The refrain or last lines of a song or poem.
  • The closing lines of a speech in a play; a cue.
  • Computer Science A label assigned to identify data in memory.
  • Computer Science A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document.
  • Slang A graffito featuring a word or words, especially the author's name, rather than a picture: "Instead of a cursive linear tag, Super Kool painted his name along the exterior of a subway car in huge block pink and yellow letters” ( Eric Scigliano).
  • To label, identify, or recognize with or as if with a tag: I tagged him as a loser. See Synonyms at mark1.
  • To put a ticket on (a motor vehicle) for a traffic or parking violation.
  • To charge with a crime: The suspect was tagged for arson.
  • To add as an appendage to: tagged an extra paragraph on the letter.
  • To follow closely: Excited children tagged the circus parade to the end of its route.
  • To cut the tags from (sheep).
  • To add a taggant to: explosives that were tagged with coded microscopic bits of plastic.
  • To mark or vandalize (a surface) with graffiti: tagged the subway walls.