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TAG, n. [L. digitus.]

1. A metallic point put to the end of a string.

2. Something mean and paltry; as tag-rag people. [Vulgar.]

3. A young sheep. [Local.]

TAG, v.t. To fit with a point; as, to tag lace.

1. To fit one thing to another; to append to.

His courteous host

Tags every sentence with some fawning word.

2. To join or fasten.

TAG, n. A play in which the person gains who tags, that is, touches another. This was a common sport among boys in Connecticut formerly, and it may be still. The word is inserted here for the sake of the evidence it affords of the affinity of languages, and of the original orthography of the Latin tango, to touch, which was tago. This vulgar tag is the same word; the primitive word retained by the common people. It is used also as a verb, to tag. [See Touch.]




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TAG, n. [L. digitus.]

1. A metallic point put to the end of a string.

2. Something mean and paltry; as tag-rag people. [Vulgar.]

3. A young sheep. [Local.]

TAG, v.t. To fit with a point; as, to tag lace.

1. To fit one thing to another; to append to.

His courteous host

Tags every sentence with some fawning word.

2. To join or fasten.

TAG, n. A play in which the person gains who tags, that is, touches another. This was a common sport among boys in Connecticut formerly, and it may be still. The word is inserted here for the sake of the evidence it affords of the affinity of languages, and of the original orthography of the Latin tango, to touch, which was tago. This vulgar tag is the same word; the primitive word retained by the common people. It is used also as a verb, to tag. [See Touch.]


TAG, n.1 [Sw. tagg, a point or prickle; Ice. tag; Dan. tagger, takker. The primary sense is probably a shoot, coinciding with the first syllable of L. digitus, (see Toe;) or the sense is from putting on, as in tackle. In Goth. taga is hair, the hair of the head, that which is shot out, or that which is thick. The latter sense would show its alliance to the W. tagu, to choke.]

  1. A metallic point put to the end of a string.
  2. Something mean and paltry; as, tag-rag people. [Vulgar.] Shak.
  3. A young sheep. [Local.]

TAG, n.2

A play in which the person gains who tags, that is, touches another. This was a common sport among boys in Connecticut formerly, and it may be still. The word is inserted here for the sake of the evidence it affords of the affinity of languages, and of the original orthography of the Latin tango, to touch, which was tago. This vulgar tag is the same word; the primitive word retained by the common people. It is used also as a verb, to tag. [See Touch.]


TAG, v.t.

  1. To fit with a point; as, to tag lace.
  2. To fit one thing to another; to append to. His courteous host / Tags every sentence with some fawning word. Dryden.
  3. To join or fasten. Swift.

Tag
  1. Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label.
  2. 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.

  3. To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.
  4. A child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.
  5. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.
  6. To join] to fasten; to attach.

    Bolingbroke.
  7. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.
  8. To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play.
  9. Something mean and paltry; the rabble.

    [Obs.]

    Tag and rag, the lowest sort; the rabble. Holinshed.

  10. A sheep of the first year.

    [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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Tag

TAG, noun [Latin digitus.]

1. A metallic point put to the end of a string.

2. Something mean and paltry; as tag-rag people. [Vulgar.]

3. A young sheep. [Local.]

TAG, verb transitive To fit with a point; as, to tag lace.

1. To fit one thing to another; to append to.

His courteous host

TAGs every sentence with some fawning word.

2. To join or fasten.

TAG, noun A play in which the person gains who tags, that is, touches another. This was a common sport among boys in Connecticut formerly, and it may be still. The word is inserted here for the sake of the evidence it affords of the affinity of languages, and of the original orthography of the Latin tango, to touch, which was tago. This vulgar tag is the same word; the primitive word retained by the common people. It is used also as a verb, to tag [See Touch.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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