1 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 a recording made on magnetic tape; "the several recordings were combined on a master tape" [syn: tape recording, taping]
3 the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in record time"
4 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" [syn: tapeline, tape measure]
5 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" [syn: magnetic tape, mag tape]
1 fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the box"
2 record on videotape [syn: videotape]
EtymologyOld English tæppe
- Rhymes: -eɪp
- Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or
both sides, adhesive
- Hand me some tape. I need to fix a tear in this paper.
- Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll, video tape or
- Did you get that on tape?
- Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular
- 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.
- Don’t fight the tape.
- The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of hockey
- His pass was right on the tape.
Derived termsrel-top Derived terms
- adhesive tape
- cassette tape
- cut red tape
- double-sided tape
- duck tape
- Duck® tape
- duct tape
- gaffer tape
- gray tape
- magnetic tape
- on tape
- police tape
- red tape
- Scotch® tape
- sex tape
- tale of the tape
- tape measure
- tape recorder
- ticker tape
- sticky tape
- video tape
flexible material with a sticky surface
- Czech: páska
video or audiocassette tape, adhesive tape
- SAMPA: /tap/
- Alternative spelling of teip
- to lose
- Alternative spelling of teipe
Tape refers to a strip of long, thin and narrow matter, usually rolled up. Most commonly, it refers to:
- Magnetic tape
- Digital Audio Tape (or DAT)
- Digital Compact Cassette (or DCC)
- Digital video tape
- Cassette Tape, a magnetic data/audio storage device
- Videotape, for video storage
- Taping, officially known as "recording", the process of writing on a cassette
- Water activated or gummed tape
- Gummed paper tape
- Reinforced gummed tape
- Heat activated tape
- Drywall tape is paper, cloth, or mesh - sometimes with an adhesive
- The Tape (Kid Capri album)
- Heat tape Trace heating
- Scotch tape, a brand
- Taping, the medical procedure of attaching tape to the body
- Tape measure
- Barbed tape
- Tape head
- Tape dispensers holds tape rolls
- Tape worm
- Tape (film), a 2001 film
- Twill tape, a narrow, sturdy woven fabric used like string
- Red tape, a colloquialism for heavy or undesirable bureaucratic process
- Optical celluloid tape used in movie projectors (a possible precursor to the compact disc)
- Tape (pr. (tah-peh), an alternative spelling of tapai, an Indonesian fermented food.
tape in Spanish: Cinta
tape in French: Ruban
tape in Japanese: テープ
tape in Korean: 테이프
tape in Polish: Taśma
tape in Portuguese: Fita
tape in Simple English: Tape
tape in Swedish: Tejp
Ace bandage, Band-Aid, Mystik tape, Scotch tape, accouple, accumulate, adhesive tape, agglutinate, amass, application, articulate, assemble, associate, band, bandage, bandaging, batten, belt, bind, binder, bond, book, brace, bracket, bridge, bridge over, bulletin board, calendar, card, cartridge, carve, cassette, cast, catalog, catalog card, cataplasm, cellophane tape, cement, chain, chalk, chalk up, check in, chronicle, clap together, cloth tape, collect, combine, compress, comprise, concatenate, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, copulate, cotton, couple, court plaster, cover, cravat, cut, disc, docket, dressing, elastic bandage, electrical transcription, embrace, encompass, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, epithem, fascia, file, filing card, fill out, fillet, film, four-tailed bandage, friction tape, gather, gauze, girdle, glue, grave, impanel, incise, include, index, index card, inscribe, insert, join, jot down, knot, lath, lay together, league, library catalog, ligula, ligule, link, lint, list, log, lump together, magnetic tape, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make out, mark down, marry, marshal, masking tape, mass, matriculate, merge, microcard, microdot, microfiche, microfilm, minute, mobilize, motion-picture film, note, note down, pair, phonograph record, piece together, place upon record, plank, plaster, plaster cast, plastic tape, platter, pledget, poll, post, post up, poultice, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, put together, record, recording, reduce to writing, reel, register, ribband, ribbon, roll into one, roller, roller bandage, rubber bandage, scoreboard, scorecard, scoresheet, seal, set down, shred, slat, sling, slip, solder, span, spill, splice, spline, splint, sponge, spool, stick, stick together, strake, strap, strip, stripe, strop, stupe, tabulate, taenia, take down, take in, tampon, tape cartridge, tape cassette, tape measure, tape recording, tape-record, tapeline, tent, ticker tape, tie, tourniquet, transcription, triangular bandage, unify, unite, video, videotape, wax, weld, wire recording, write, write down, write in, write out, write up, yoke