Definitions for tapeteɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tapeteɪp(n.; v.; adj.)taped, tap•ing

  1. (n.)a long, narrow strip of fabric, as for tying garments or binding seams or edges.

  2. a long, narrow strip of paper, metal, etc.

  3. a strip of material with an adhesive surface, used for sealing, binding, etc.; adhesive tape or masking tape.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Building Trades

  4. a magnetic tape, esp. an audiotape or a videotape.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  5. a string stretched across the finish line of a race and broken by the winner on crossing the line.

    Category: Sport

  6. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: tape measure.

  7. (v.t.)to tie up, bind, or attach with tape.

  8. to record on magnetic tape.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  9. to measure with or as if with a tape measure.

    Category: Building Trades

  10. to furnish with a tape or tapes.

  11. (v.i.)to record something on magnetic tape.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Hi-Fi and Audio

  12. (adj.)of, for, or recorded on magnetic tape.

Origin of tape:

bef. 1000; ME; unexplained alter. of tappe, OE tæppe strip (of cloth), lit., part torn off; akin to MLG teppen to tear

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tape(noun)

    a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening

    "he used a piece of tape for a belt"; "he wrapped a tape around the package"

  2. tape, tape recording, taping(noun)

    a recording made on magnetic tape

    "the several recordings were combined on a master tape"

  3. tape(noun)

    the finishing line for a foot race

    "he broke the tape in record time"

  4. tape, tapeline, tape measure(noun)

    measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths

    "the carpenter should have used his tape measure"

  5. magnetic tape, mag tape, tape(verb)

    memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information

    "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"

  6. tape(verb)

    fasten or attach with tape

    "tape the shipping label to the box"

  7. videotape, tape(verb)

    record on videotape

  8. record, tape(verb)

    register electronically

    "They recorded her singing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tape(noun)ɪp

    a long, thin strip of plastic that sound or images can be recorded onto

  2. tapeɪp

    a long strip of plastic that is sticky on one side, used for attaching things

    Use tape to stick the two pieces of paper together.

  3. tapeɪp

    a long, thin strip of material, plastic, etc.

    Police had put tape around the crime scene.

  4. tape(verb)ɪp

    to record sound or images onto tape

    We taped the whole concert.

  5. tapeɪp

    to attach sth using tape

    Tape a label onto the front of the box.


  1. tape(Noun)

    Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides, adhesive tape.

    Hand me some tape. I need to fix a tear in this paper.

  2. tape(Noun)

    Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll, video tape or audio tape.

    Did you get that on tape?

  3. tape(Noun)

    Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus

    Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.

  4. tape(Noun)

    Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll.

    After the party there was tape all over the place.

  5. tape(Noun)

    (trading, from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.

    Donu2019t fight the tape.

  6. tape(Noun)

    The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of hockey stick

    His pass was right on the tape.

  7. tape(Verb)

    To bind with adhesive tape.

    Can you tape that together, please?

  8. tape(Verb)

    To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.

    You shouldnu2019t have said that. The microphone was on and we were taping.

  9. tape(Verb)

    To understand, figure out.

    I've finally got this thing taped.

  10. Origin: tæppe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tape(noun)

    a narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape

  2. Tape(noun)

    a tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape


  1. tape

    Tape is a 2001 American drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Stephen Belber, based on his play of the same name. It stars Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman. The entire film takes place in real-time.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tape' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3062

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tape' in Written Corpus Frequency: #613

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tape' in Nouns Frequency: #764

Anagrams of tape

  1. Peta, PETA

  2. pate, pâté

  3. peat

  4. Pâté

  5. Peta

Translations for tape

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a piece of) a narrow strip or band of cloth used for tying etc

bundles of letters tied with tape.

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