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label (someone, something, or oneself) as (something)

To assign a particular descriptive category or characterization to someone, something, or oneself. Often used in passive constructions. I wouldn't label myself as a perfectionist by any means, but I do like to make sure I do a job right. He has been labeled as a traitor by the government after releasing classified military documents to the public. It's easy to label flashy cars like that as needless emblems of affluence, but once you get behind the wheel of one, you'll realize how wonderful they actually are to drive.
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label mate

Someone who is a recording artist with the same studio label (as another person). I was a little worried to become label mates with a such a controversial artist, but the extra publicity has actually helped spur sales of our albums as well. The two were label mates for nearly 15 years before becoming a couple.
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label (someone, something, or oneself) with (something)

1. To imprint or inscribe an identifying or descriptive symbol, word, or name on someone or something. Be sure to label any food you keep in the staff fridge with your name so no one else accidentally eats it. They labeled him with all manner of slurs because of his stance on the issue.
2. To use something to imprint or inscribe an identifying symbol, word, or name on someone or something. Even though we all have our own cabinets, he still labels all his food with a black permanent marker. They labeled us with bright neon stamps so the bartenders knew we were old enough to drink.
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label someone or something as something

to designate someone or something as something. She labeled him as an uncouth person. We labeled the committee as a worthless organization.
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label someone or something with something

to mark or identify someone or something with something. They labeled each person who had paid the admission fee with a symbol stamped on the hand. I labeled each book with my name.
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label mate

n. someone who records on the same label (as the speaker). (Record industry.) Frank Duke is my label mate, and we like to get together and gossip about the record industry.
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This report studies the Global Inkjet Packaging and Labeling market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity.
* Ensure that its labeling environment was equipped to manage compliance with medical device manufacturer labeling regulations such as those required by the FDA's standard 21 CFR Part 11.
* Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management Converge: There are many common requirements between labeling and artwork management, so companies are looking to address those combined needs.
Just as companies might shift production from one facility to another, a standardized approach to labeling allows them to rapidly shift label production in the same manner.
In addition, the labeling system provider supported Paulstra in the development of the software which integrates the entire system.
Bryan Dierlam, director of legislative affairs for NCBA, says: "Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Minority Member Stenholm have developed a voluntary program that accomplished the objectives of country-of-origin labeling, which is to provide origin information to consumers and to promote American agriculture products in a way that is beneficial--not burdensome--to producers and growers."
In the early 1990s the company developed proprietary controls, dubbed "synchronet," (sic) which enable precise automated labeling at up to 6,000 labels per minute.
The report finds that proposed amendments to the European Directive on Packaging & Packaging Waste would make material coding mandatory for all packaging; the new European electronics waste directives will require new labeling on electronics for recycling; companies that cannot take the European Green Dot off their packages for Canada have to pay license fees to an Ontario trade association; new mercury restrictions passed in five U.S.
Aside from answering basic biological questions about embryo development, this labeling indicates that quantum dots are not toxic to these cells, says Dubertret.
This electronic labeling system features a wide selection of formatting options; prints in eight fonts, 10 styles and eight different sizes (all True Type fonts usable in PC mode); and can produce labels in mirror image, as well as vertical and horizontal layouts.
The European Union (EU) is implementing labeling requirements for biotechnology that are more appropriate to potentially dangerous prescription drugs or explosives than to long-shelf-life tomatoes and disease-resistant potatoes.
A new high-speed labeling system that applies preprinted bar-coded labels to boxes, cartons and other items on production lines is now available from Avery Dennison VIP Converted Products.
In recent years, lawmakers have faced a number of food labeling decisions, including initiatives concerning nutritional content, dolphin-safe tuna and biotech.
The FDA has said labeling genetically modified food isn't necessary if the nutritional value hasn't changed and if no allergen has been introduced.
* that families and other support systems (based on interviews) refer to the nursing home care recipients by any of the above labels, based on the recipient's need at the time of labeling (e.g., if a family is seeking protection of a nursing home care recipient's rights, the recipient is referred to as a "resident,"; if HMO services are being sought, as a "member");