• A small label.
  • A children's chasing game in which one player (known as "it") attempts to touch another, who then becomes "it".
  • A skin tag, an excrescence of skin.
  • A type of cardboard.
  • Graffiti in the form of a stylized signature particular to the artist.
  • A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung; a dung tag.
  • An attribution in narrated dialogue (eg, "he said") or attributed words (e.g. "he thought").
  • The last line (or last two lines) of a song's chorus that is repeated to indicate the end of the song.
  • The last scene of a TV program, often focusing on the program's subplot.
  • A vehicle number plate; a medal bearing identification data (animals, soldiers).
  • An instance of touching the baserunner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand to rule him "out."
  • A piece of markup representing an element in a markup language.
  • A keyword, term, or phrase associated with or assigned to data, media, and/or information enabling keyword-based classification; often used to categorize content.
  • Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely.
  • A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.
  • The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.
  • Something mean and paltry; the rabble.
  • A sheep in its first year.
  • Any short peptide sequence artificially attached to proteins mostly in order to help purify, solubilize or visualize these proteins.
  • A person's name.
  • A decoration drawn over some Hebrew letters in Jewish scrolls.


  • To label (something).
  • To mark (something) with one’s tag.
  • To remove dung tags from a sheep.
  • to have sex with someone (especially a man of a woman)
  • To put a runner out by touching them with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
  • To mark with a tag (metadata for classification).
  • To follow closely, accompany, tag along.
  • To catch and touch (a player in the game of tag).
  • To fit with, or as if with, a tag or tags.
  • To fasten; to attach.


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  • From Middle English tagge ("small piece hanging from a garment"), probably of North Germanic origin. Compare Norwegian tagg ("point; prong; barb; tag"), Swedish tagg ("thorn; prickle; tine"), Icelandic tág ("a willow-twig"). Compare also tack.
  • Borrowed from Aramaic תגא ("crown"). taj.

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