What does taps mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taps, lights-out(noun)

    (military) signal to turn the lights out


  1. taps(Noun)

    A particular song played at the end of the day, and at military funerals.


  1. Taps

    "Taps" is a musical piece sounded at dusk, and at funerals, particularly by the U.S. military. It is sounded during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet, and often at Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Girl Guide meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as "Butterfield's Lullaby", or by the first line of the lyric, "Day is Done".

Editors Contribution

  1. taps

    Plural form of the word tap.

    There are two individual taps on our bathroom and bath.

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  1. TAPS

    What does TAPS stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the TAPS acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for taps »

  1. stap

  2. spat

  3. pats

  4. APTS

  5. past


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taps in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Louis Kuijs:

    When the credit taps are opened, risks rise that the money is going to 'problematic' companies or entities.

  2. Renate Winter:

    Children of minorities have been captured in places where the so-called ISIL has its strength, have been sold in market with taps, price tags on them, have been sold as slaves.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Opportunity will dance with you, only if you are already on the dance floor. In life, Chance always favors only the prepared mind. So get on the dance floor, and take a chance with Opportunity when she taps on your shoulder. Break a leg!

  4. Jeff Lebow:

    Having residents donate their excess food really taps in to their angel nature. We find incredible generosity among people that have fruit trees, it makes them feel really good that they’re helping somebody, even if they don’t know them, but other people in their community.

  5. Ben Le Brun:

    The U.S. crude inventory numbers have been climbing for the last 10 straight weeks, sitting at their highest levels in 80 years. So that's a further supply side concern on top of news coming out of Kuwait, there doesn't seem to be any sign of OPEC doing anything to turn the taps off so it makes it hard to predict a floor (for oil prices).

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