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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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A new generation of high-performance labels that provide 360[degrees] head-to-toe coverage is what makes this packaging concept possible.
The solution was to redesign the magazine faceplate, change the label coating, and manually fan the labels before loading them into the magazine.
The system prints labels on demand with all the relevant information in both human readable and bar code form.
He's also working on a partnership with Audio Lunchbox, a Los Angeles-based digital download company that would put Hitman in charge of retail distribution for the company's 5,000 labels.
Society president Tom Spellman says the labels date back to the 1880s, during the height of the citrus industry.
To educate consumers about products with so-called eco-labels (a seal or logo indicating that the product has met a set of environmental or social standards), the Consumers Union (CU) launched The Consumers Union Guide to Environmental Labels at http://www.
challenged them to research the labels currently in use to describe nursing home dwellers (i.
Black-and-white "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" labels have been applied to albums by the recording industry itself for nearly a decade.
Should the FDA and USDA require labels to tag each nutrient on a food's nutrition label with words like "low," "medium," "high," and "very high"?
It pioneered in-mold labeling of two-compartment yogurt containers, a tricky job that involves wrapping two labels around two rotating dummy cores on robot end-of-arm tooling.
The citrus labels were in use from the 1880s until the 1950s, when packing houses switched from wooden crates to cardboard boxes with a preprinted logo or illustration.
Are these sub-label deals really the great economic opportunity that they appear to be, or have the labels turned the tables on African Americans once again with a new system of exploitation?