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Definition 1: (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game) - [noun denoting act]

(tag is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

(tag belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

(tag belongs to category ...) a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser

Definition 2: a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser - [noun denoting act]

(tag is a kind of ...) a game enjoyed by children

(tag is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

Definition 3: a small piece of cloth or paper - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tag in the sense of this definition

(tag is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is a kind of tag ) baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip

Definition 4: a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for tag in the sense of this definition

(tag is a kind of ...) an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

(... is a kind of tag ) metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number

(... is a kind of tag ) military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck

(... is a kind of tag ) a tag showing the name of the person who wears it

(... is a kind of tag ) a tag showing the price of the article it is attached to

Definition 5: a label associated with something for the purpose of identification - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word

(tag is a kind of ...) an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

Definition 6: provide with a name or nickname - [verb of communication]

(tag is a kind of ...) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

"They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Definition 7: attach a tag or label to - [verb of contact]

Samples where tag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • label these bottles

Synonyms for tag in the sense of this definition

(tag is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of tag ) mark with a brand or trademark

"when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"

(... is a kind of tag ) mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

(... is a kind of tag ) mark with diacritics

"point the letter"

(... is a kind of tag ) mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

(... is a kind of tag ) mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units

"he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale"

(... is a kind of tag ) attach a code to

"Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"

(... is a kind of tag ) put a badge on

"The workers here must be badged"

(tag has a similar meaning as ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

Definition 8: touch a player while he is holding the ball - [verb of contact]

(tag is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of tag ) tag the base runner to get him out

(tag belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 9: supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes - [verb of creation]

(tag is a kind of ...) compose rhymes

(tag belongs to category ...) literature in metrical form

Definition 10: go after with the intent to catch - [verb of motion]

Samples where tag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
  • the dog chased the rabbit

Synonyms for tag in the sense of this definition

(tag is a kind of ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

(... is a kind of tag ) chase an animal up a tree

"the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it" "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

(... is a kind of tag ) search the trail of (game)

"The dog went off and quested"

(... is a kind of tag ) pursue or chase relentlessly

"The hunters traced the deer into the woods" "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

(... is a kind of tag ) pursue until captured

"They ran down the fugitive"

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