<meta>

Place a description and keywords of your site within the head element of your HTML document; this is a way for search engines to pick up your site for others to hit.

Attribute Description
content Used with the meta tag, defines what search engines will see.
dir Change the display of text from left to right, or right to left. Very useful in language translation.
lang Define the language to display your element in. Here's a link to the abbreviations of languages. http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/iso639a.html
name Choose a name for an element. Names can be used with other web programming languages to unify your site or run scripts obtaining user info.

Code:

<meta name="description" content="Tizag HTML Reference">
<meta name="keywords" content="HTML, Reference">

Display:

Closing Tag Information:

This tag does not require a closing tag.