tag Definition

  • 1a small piece of paper, cloth, or metal with information on it, tied or stuck onto something to identify or label it
  • 2a game in which one child chases the others and tries to touch one of them, who then becomes the one who does the chasing
  • 3to mark or label (something) with a tag

Using tag: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tag" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The price tag on the shirt was too high.

  • Example

    She put a tag on each present before wrapping them.

  • Example

    Let's play a game of tag!

  • Example

    The graffiti artist tagged the wall with his signature symbol.

  • Example

    The police officer tagged the suspect with a GPS tracker.

tag Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with tag

  • a military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck


    The soldier's dog tags were found among the wreckage of the plane crash.

  • a badge or sticker worn on clothing that displays the wearer's name


    Be sure to wear your name tag at the conference so people know who you are.

  • hashtag

    a word or phrase preceded by the symbol #, used on social media websites and applications to identify messages on a specific topic


    The hashtag #TBT is often used on Thursdays to share old photos.

Origins of tag

from Middle English 'tagge', meaning 'a point or flap of a garment'


Summary: tag in Brief

The term 'tag' [tag] refers to a small piece of paper, cloth, or metal used to identify or label something. It can also refer to a children's game where one person chases the others. The verb form means to mark or label something. Examples include 'The price tag on the shirt was too high,' and 'Let's play a game of tag!' Other phrases include 'dog tag,' 'name tag,' and 'hashtag.'

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