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"
tape, tape recording, taping(noun)
a recording made on magnetic tape
"the several recordings were combined on a master tape"
the finishing line for a foot race
"he broke the tape in record time"
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"
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"
fasten or attach with tape
"tape the shipping label to the box"
record on videotape
"They recorded her singing"
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.
Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll, video tape or audio tape.
Did you get that on tape?
Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus
Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.
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.
(trading, from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.
Donu2019t fight the tape.
The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of hockey stick
His pass was right on the tape.
To bind with adhesive tape.
Can you tape that together, please?
To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.
You shouldnu2019t have said that. The microphone was on and we were taping.
To understand, figure out.
I've finally got this thing taped.
a narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape
a tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tāp, n. a narrow fillet or band of woven work, used for strings, &c.: a strong flexible band rotating on pulleys for directing the sheets in a printing-machine: the strip of paper used in a printing-telegraph instrument, &c.: (slang) liquor.—v.t. to furnish, or tie up, with tape: to extend.—ns. Tape′-line, -meas′ure, a measuring-line of tape, marked with inches, &c.—adj. Tā′pen, made of tape.—n. Tā′pist, one who uses tape, an official formalist.—Breast the tape, in foot-racing, to touch with the breast the tape or ribbon held by the judge at the finish-line. [A.S. tæppe, a fillet—L. tapete—Gr. tapēs.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tape' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3062
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tape' in Written Corpus Frequency: #613
Rank popularity for the word 'tape' in Nouns Frequency: #764
The numerical value of tape in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One only needs two tools in life WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together....
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together...
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together ...
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Translations for tape
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Band, KlebebandGerman
- cinta, cinta adhesiva, celo, grabarSpanish
- teippi, nauhaFinnish
- ruban adhésif, bandeFrench
- nastro, audiocassetta, videocassetta, tapeItalian
- båndiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- Band, PechbandLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- band, plakbandDutch
- taśma, taśma klejącaPolish
- fita, fita gomada, fita adesiva, fita-colaPortuguese
- скотч, лентаRussian
- tape, band, tejpSwedish
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