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verb [transitive] label pronunciation in American English /ˈleɪb(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlelabeling or labelling
past tenselabeled or labelled
past participlelabeled or labelled
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  1. 1
    to put a label on an object
    These three bottles must be clearly labeled “Poison.”
    label something with something: She labeled all her pictures with the name and date.
  2. 2
    to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, especially one that is not completely fair or true
    label someone/something as something: We shouldn’t label these boys as criminals so early in their lives.
    label someone/something something: Her latest movie has been labeled a disaster by the critics.

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 label pronunciation in American English noun [uncountable]
current food labeling regulations


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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