AskDefine | Define tagging

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1 a label made of cardboard or plastic or metal
2 a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: rag, shred, tag end, tatter]
3 a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
4 (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)


1 attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: label, mark]
2 touch a player while he is holding the ball
3 provide with a name or nickname
4 go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit" [syn: chase, chase after, trail, tail, give chase, dog, go after, track]
5 supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes [also: tagging, tagged]tagging See tag

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Verb form

  1. present participle of tag

Extensive Definition

Tag or tagging may refer to:

Personal identifiers

  • Dog tag, a small, flat, metal identification label attached to a dog collar
  • Dog tag (identifier), a small, flat, metal identification label worn around the neck of military personnel
  • Triage tag, a tool used by first responders and medical personnel at mass casualty incidents
  • A form of signature used by graffiti artists
  • Another name for license plate


  • TAG (BBS), a DOS-based bulletin board system software program
  • Tag (metadata), a keyword or term associated with or assigned to a piece of information
  • Tag system, a deterministic computational model
  • Electronic tagging, a form of non-surreptitious surveillance
  • Revision tag, a textual label associated with a specific revision of a project
  • HTML tag, part of an Hypertext Markup Language document

Corporations and organizations

Education and language

Sports and Entertainment

  • Tag (game), an informal playground game involving chasing and touching
  • Tag out, a play in baseball
  • Tag (comics), the fictional character Brian Cruz
  • TaG, Touch and Go class in karting


Science and technology

Other uses

See also

  • Tagline, a form of advertising slogan
tagging in Danish: Tagging
tagging in German: Tag (Begriffsklärung)
tagging in Spanish: TAG
tagging in French: Tag
tagging in Korean: 태그
tagging in Italian: TAG
tagging in Japanese: タグ
tagging in Polish: Tag
tagging in Russian: Тег (значения)
tagging in Russian: Тег (значения)
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