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Alternative forms[edit]


labelled (not comparable) (British spelling)

  1. Having a label, tagged.
    The butterfly collection had each specimen labelled with the scientific name on a little piece of paper.
  2. Defined or described.
    He was labelled as a racist for his otherwise innocent remark.

Usage notes[edit]

This spelling is used in British and Canadian English. In the United States, the spelling labeled is preferred.


labelled (British spelling)

  1. simple past tense and past participle of label
    "I've labelled the file and put it on your desk."