pat, rap, tapnoun
the sound made by a gentle blow
rap, strike, tapnoun
a gentle blow
water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrantnoun
a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
a plug for a bunghole in a cask
the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
tap, pat, dabverb
a light touch or stroke
cut a female screw thread with a tap
draw from or dip into to get something
"tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
"He tapped me on the shoulder"
draw from; make good use of
"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
wiretap, tap, intercept, bugverb
tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
"The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
"tap a cask of wine"
tap, rap, knock, pinkverb
make light, repeated taps on a surface
"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
walk with a tapping sound
dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
"Glover tapdances better than anybody"
draw (liquor) from a tap
"tap beer in a bar"
pierce in order to draw a liquid from
"tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
solicit, beg, tapverb
make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
to strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane
to put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes
a gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat
a piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel
a signal, by drum or trumpet, for extinguishing all lights in soldiers' quarters and retiring to bed, -- usually given about a quarter of an hour after tattoo
to strike a gentle blow
a hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn
a plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet
liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap
a place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar
a tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges
to pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc
hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury
to draw, or cause to flow, by piercing
to form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut
A tap is a valve controlling release of liquids or gas.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tap, n. a gentle blow or touch, esp. with something small: a signal with a drum to put lights out.—v.t. to strike lightly, touch gently.—v.i. to give a gentle knock:—pr.p. tap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. tapped. [O. Fr. tapper—Low Ger. tappen.]
tap, n. a Scotch form of top.
tap, n. an Indian malarial fever. [Hind.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A gentle blow on the drum.
A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to regulate, provide and control a flow of water or liquid.
The kitchen tap works efficiently.Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020
What does TAP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the TAP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tap' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3598
Rank popularity for the word 'tap' in Nouns Frequency: #2191
Rank popularity for the word 'tap' in Verbs Frequency: #683
APT, ap't, apt, apt., ATP, Pat, pat, PTA
The numerical value of tap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of tap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
We finally have a competitive environment in the TAP privatisation process ... even though the company is facing many difficulties.
The President enjoys unprecedented support from Republicans across the country, candidates up and down the ballot know the way to be successful as a Republican is to tap into the enthusiasm behind him.
I didn't realize until this morning that Jack Dorsey was not going to support it, the question is how much is Jack Dorsey giving back to our public hospitals and schools and to our homeless programs. The only way we're going to make our city better is if we tap the incredible wealth that it's generating.
We need to look at all the ways we are not understanding the fate of plastic, recycling is terrible, even in the US. Countries are facing up to the reality, but they are not ready to turn off the tap. Read more: Greenland is melting in a heatwave. That's everyone's problem.
Lots of elected officials as well as public health officers were telling people to wear masks as part of their civic duty, they were trying to tap into this idea that if you couldn't be over there fighting alongside our boys overseas, you could be doing your part here on the home front.
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- يَتَنَصَّت, حنفية, صنبورArabic
- tap, aixetaCatalan, Valencian
- kohoutek, závitník, kohoutCzech
- Armatur, Zapfen, Kran, abzapfen, Spund, Gewindeschneider, abhören, anzapfen, Wasserhahn, Mischbatterie, Hahn, ZapfhahnGerman
- canilla, llave, grifo, machuelo, tapón, intervenir, dar golpecitosSpanish
- hyväkseen, taputtaa, haaroitus, tappi, kierteitystappi, valuttaa, kopauttaa, salakuunnella, puikottaa, hana, naputtaa, käyttää, naputella, verottaa, laskea, napauttaa, napautus, vesihana, kosketusFinnish
- robinet, bouchon, taper, dérivation, taraud, tarauder, tirerFrench
- csap, vízcsapHungarian
- hani, kraniIcelandic
- henef, zembere, henîfe, henefî, mislikKurdish
- наточува, чука, точи, тапка, допира, чешма, славина, тропкаMacedonian
- tappen, tikken, meeluisteren, kraan, afluisteren, aftappen, draadtappenDutch
- avlyttingNorwegian Nynorsk
- tappe, kran, tappekran, avlytteNorwegian
- kurek, spuszczać płyn, napoczynać, stuknąć, gwintować, gwintownik, zawór, kran, zawór główny, wykorzystywać, klepnąć, podsłuchiwać, założyć podsłuchPolish
- bica, torneira, torno, espichoPortuguese
- кран, отпайка, ответвление, затычка, отвод, пробка, метчикRussian
- slavina, славинаSerbo-Croatian
- kohútik, stočiť, stiahnuť, odposluch, odpočúvanieSlovak
- tapp, kran, avledning, gängtappSwedish
- gizlice dinlemek, musluk, musluk takmakTurkish
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