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Label vs. Peg

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Labelnoun

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

‘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.’;

Pegnoun

A cylindrical wooden or metal object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects.

Labelnoun

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

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

Pegnoun

Measurement between the pegs: after killing an animal hunters used the distance between a peg near the animal's nose and one near the end of its body to measure its body length.

Labelnoun

(music) A company that sells records.

‘The label signed the band after hearing a demo tape.''’;

Pegnoun

A protrusion used to hang things on.

‘Hang your coat on the peg and come in.’;

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Labelnoun

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

‘Storage devices can be given by label or ID.’;

Pegnoun

(figurative) A support; a reason; a pretext.

‘a peg to hang a claim upon’;

Labelnoun

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

Pegnoun

(cribbage) A peg moved on a crib board to keep score.

Labelnoun

(heraldry) A charge resembling the strap crossing the horse’s chest from which pendants are hung.

Pegnoun

(finance) A fixed exchange rate, where a currency's value is matched to the value of another currency or measure such as gold

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Labelnoun

(obsolete) A tassel.

Pegnoun

(UK) A small quantity of a strong alcoholic beverage.

Labelnoun

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

Pegnoun

A place formally allotted for fishing

Labelnoun

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

Pegnoun

A leg or foot.

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Labelnoun

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

Pegnoun

One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.

Labelnoun

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

Pegnoun

A step; a degree.

Labelverb

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

‘The shop assistant labeled all the products in the shop.’;

Pegnoun

Short for clothes peg.

Labelverb

(ditransitive) 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.’;

Pegnoun

(journalism) A topic of interest, such as an ongoing event or an anniversary, around which various features can be developed.

Labelverb

(biochemistry) 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.

Pegnoun

A stump.

Labelverb

(biochemistry) 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

Pegverb

(transitive) To fasten using a peg.

‘Let's peg the rug to the floor.’;

Labelnoun

A tassel.

Pegverb

(transitive) To affix or pin.

‘I found a tack and pegged your picture to the bulletin board.’; ‘She lunged forward and pegged him to the wall.’;

Labelnoun

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.

Pegverb

(transitive) To fix a value or price.

‘China's currency is no longer pegged to the American dollar.’;

Labelnoun

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

Pegverb

(transitive) To narrow the cuff openings of a pair of pants so that the legs take on a peg shape.

Labelnoun

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

Pegverb

To throw.

Labelnoun

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.

Pegverb

To indicate or ascribe an attribute to. (Assumed to originate from the use of pegs or pins as markers on a bulletin board or a list.)

‘He's been pegged as a suspect.’; ‘I pegged his weight at 165.’;

Labelnoun

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

Pegverb

(cribbage) To move one's pegs to indicate points scored; to score with a peg.

‘She pegged twelve points.’;

Labelnoun

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.

Pegverb

To reach or exceed the maximum value on (a scale or gauge).

‘We pegged the speedometer across the flats.’;

Labelnoun

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

Pegverb

To engage in anal sex by penetrating (one's male partner) with a dildo.

Labelverb

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

Pegverb

(intransitive) To keep working hard at something; to peg away.

Labelverb

To affix in or on a label.

Pegnoun

A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.

Labelnoun

a brief description given for purposes of identification;

‘the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture’;

Pegnoun

A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon.

Labelnoun

trade name of a company that produces musical recordings;

‘the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent’;

Pegnoun

One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.

Labelnoun

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

Pegnoun

One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.

Labelnoun

an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

Pegnoun

A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down a peg."

‘To screw papal authority to the highest peg.’; ‘And took your grandees down a peg.’;

Labelverb

assign a label to; designate with a label;

‘These students were labelled `learning disabled'’;

Pegnoun

A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.

‘This over, the club will be visited for a "peg," Anglice drink.’;

Labelverb

attach a tag or label to;

‘label these bottles’;

Pegnoun

a hard throw, especially one made to put out a baserunner; as, the peg to the plate went wild.

Labelverb

pronounce judgment on;

‘They labeled him unfit to work here’;

Pegverb

To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.

‘I will rend an oakAnd peg thee in his knotty entrails.’;

Labelverb

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

Pegverb

To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.

Labelverb

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

Pegverb

To identify; to recognize; as, she pegged him as a good carpenter; he was pegged as a blowhard as soon as he started speaking; he was pegged as a exceptional player even in high school.

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 labelling.

Pegverb

To throw (a ball); as, he pegged the runner out at second.

Pegverb

To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.

Pegnoun

a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

Pegnoun

small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

Pegnoun

informal terms of the leg;

‘fever left him weak on his sticks’;

Pegnoun

a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

Pegnoun

regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

Pegnoun

a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Pegverb

succeed in obtaining a position;

‘He nailed down a spot at Harvard’;

Pegverb

pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into

Pegverb

fasten or secure with a wooden pin;

‘peg a tent’;

Pegverb

stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations;

‘The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar’;

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