Label vs. Lable - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Label

    A label (as distinct from signage) is a piece of paper, plastic film, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is written or printed information or symbols about the product or item. Information printed directly on a container or article can also be considered labeling. Labels have many uses, including providing information on a product's origin, manufacturer (e.g., brand name), use, shelf-life and disposal, some or all of which may be governed by legislation such as that for food in the UK or United States. Methods of production and attachment to packaging are many and various and may also be subject to internationally recognised standards. In many countries, hazardous products such as poisons or flammable liquids must have a warning label.

  • Lable

    A label (as distinct from signage) is a piece of paper, plastic film, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is written or printed information or symbols about the product or item. Information printed directly on a container or article can also be considered labeling. Labels have many uses, including providing information on a product's origin, manufacturer (e.g., brand name), use, shelf-life and disposal, some or all of which may be governed by legislation such as that for food in the UK or United States. Methods of production and attachment to packaging are many and various and may also be subject to internationally recognised standards. In many countries, hazardous products such as poisons or flammable liquids must have a warning label.

Wiktionary

  • Label (noun)

    A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached.

    "sign|tag|ticket"

    "We laughed at her because the label was still on her new sweater."

    "The label says this silk scarf should not be washed in the washing machine."

    "Although the label priced this poster at three pounds, I got it for two."

  • Label (noun)

    A name given to something or someone to categorise them as part of a particular social group.

    "category|pigeonhole"

    "Ever since he started going to the rock club, he's been given the label "waster"."

  • Label (noun)

    A company that sells records.

    "record label"

    "The label signed the band after hearing a demo tape.''"

  • Label (noun)

    A user-defined alias for a numerical designation, the reverse of an enumeration.

    "Storage devices can be given by label or ID."

  • Label (noun)

    A named place in source code that can be jumped to using a GOTO or equivalent construct.

  • Label (noun)

    A id=heraldry resembling the strap crossing the horse’s chest from which pendants are hung.

    "lambel"

  • Label (noun)

    A tassel.

  • Label (noun)

    A piece of writing added to something, such as a codicil appended to a will.

  • Label (noun)

    A brass rule with sights, formerly used with a circumferentor to take altitudes.

  • Label (noun)

    The projecting moulding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediaeval architecture.

  • Label (noun)

    In mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.

  • Label (verb)

    To put a label (a ticket or sign) on (something).

    "The shop assistant labeled all the products in the shop."

  • Label (verb)

    To give a label to (someone or something) in order to categorise that person or thing.

    "He's been unfairly labeled as a cheat, although he's only ever cheated once."

  • Label (verb)

    To replace specific atoms by their isotope in order to track the presence or movement of this isotope through a reaction, metabolic pathway or cell.

  • Label (verb)

    To add a detectable substance, either transiently or permanently, to a biological substance in order to track the presence of the label-substance combination either in situ or in vitro

Webster Dictionary

  • Label (noun)

    A tassel.

  • Label (noun)

    A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, and indicating, usually by an inscription, the contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or a package.

  • Label (noun)

    A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.

  • Label (noun)

    A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will.

  • Label (noun)

    A barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants, or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his father is still living.

  • Label (noun)

    A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes.

  • Label (noun)

    The name now generally given to the projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediæval architecture. It always has a square form, as in the illustration.

  • Label (noun)

    In mediæval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.

  • Label

    To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.

  • Label

    To affix in or on a label.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Label (noun)

    a brief description given for purposes of identification;

    "the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"

  • Label (noun)

    trade name of a company that produces musical recordings;

    "the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"

  • Label (noun)

    a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction

  • Label (noun)

    an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

  • Label (verb)

    assign a label to; designate with a label;

    "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

  • Label (verb)

    attach a tag or label to;

    "label these bottles"

  • Label (verb)

    pronounce judgment on;

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"

  • Label (verb)

    distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

  • Label (verb)

    distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

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