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Definitions of Tag

Pronunciation : Tag
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Probably akin to tack a small nail; cf. Sw. tagg a prickle, point, tooth.]
Definition : 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.

Defn: A sale of usually used items (such as furniture, clothing, household items or bric-a-brac), conducted by one or a small group of individuals, at a location which is not a normal retail establishment.

Note: Frequently it is held in the private home or in a yard attached to a private home belonging to the seller. Similar to a yard sale or garage sale. Compare flea market, where used items are sold by many individuals in a place rented for the purpose.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tag
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Tagged; p. pr. & vb. n. Tagging.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tag
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tag
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [From Tag, v.; cf. Tag, an end.]
Definition : Defn: A child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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