What does TAPE mean?

Definitions for TAPEteɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TAPE.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tape

    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.]

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  1. TAPE

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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 for TAPE »

  1. Peta, PETA

  2. pate, pâté

  3. peat

  4. Pâté

  5. Peta


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAPE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAPE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edward Shaw:

    Show the tape to the whole town.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Let's cut the red tape, let's set free our dreams.

  3. Wayne Rioux:

    But throughout the tape all I saw was this bizarre, strange conduct by the mother.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    You can resolve this issue very quickly by simply releasing the New York Times tape.

  5. Carol Touchstone:

    We have 4,585 petals that were all hand-cut and traced, we used tape, glue and Charmin.

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