Definitions for: Tag


[n] touching a player in a game
[n] one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
[n] a small piece of cloth
[n] a label made of cardboard or plastic or metal
[v] provide with a name or nickname
[v] attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"
[v] as in baseball: touch a player while he is holding the ball
[v] supply with rhymes, as of blank verse or prose
[v] go after with the intent to catch



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a
string, or lace, to stiffen it.

3. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.

4. Something mean and paltry; the rabble. [Obs.]

Tag and rag, the lowest sort; the rabble. --Holinshed.

5. A sheep of the first year. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.


Tag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tagged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Tagging.]
1. To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags.

He learned to make long-tagged thread laces.
--Macaulay.

His courteous host . . . Tags every sentence with
some fawning word. --Dryden.

2. To join; to fasten; to attach. --Bolingbroke.

3. To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the
game of tag. See Tag, a play.


Tag, v. i.
To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with
after; as, to tag after a person.


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.

Synonyms: chase, chase after, dog, go after, label, mark, rag, shred, tag end, tail, tatter, track, trail

See Also: attach, badge, ball, baseball, baseball game, calibrate, call, chase away, child's game, code, dispel, dog tag, drive away, drive off, drive out, follow, hound, hunt, label, mark down, mark up, nab, name, name tag, piece of cloth, piece of material, pine-tar rag, point, price tag, pursue, quest, rhyme, rime, run down, run off, tag, tag along, touch, touch, touching, trace, turn back

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