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tape

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noun \ˈtāp\

Simple Definition of tape

  • : a long, narrow piece of material that is sticky on one side and that is used to stick things together or to cover or repair something

  • : a thin piece of plastic that is coated with magnetic material on which information (such as sound or television images) may be stored

  • : something recorded on tape

Full Definition of tape

  1. 1 :  a narrow woven fabric

  2. 2 :  a string or ribbon stretched breast-high above the finish line of a race

  3. 3 :  a narrow flexible strip or band: asa :  adhesive tapeb :  magnetic tape ; also :  cassette 2b

  4. 4 :  tape recording

Examples of tape

  1. His eyeglasses are held together with tape.

  2. The show was recorded on tape.

  3. I was listening to a tape in the car.

  4. She stuck a tape in the VCR.



Origin of tape

Middle English, from Old English tæppe


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with tape


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tape

verb

Simple Definition of tape

  • : to attach (something) using sticky tape

  • : to fasten, tie, or cover (something) with tape

  • : to record (something) on magnetic tape

Full Definition of tape

tapedtap·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to fasten, tie, bind, cover, or support with tape

  3. 2 :  to record on tape and especially magnetic tape <tape an interview>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to record something on tape and especially magnetic tape

Examples of tape

  1. She taped a note to the refrigerator.

  2. I taped the box shut.

  3. The show is taped before a live audience.



1609

First Known Use of tape

1609


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tape

adjective

Definition of tape

  1. 1 :  recorded on tape <tape music>

  2. 2 :  intended for use with recording (as magnetic) tape <a tape cartridge>



1947

First Known Use of tape

1947



TAPE Defined for Kids

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tape

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noun \ˈtāp\

Definition of tape

  1. 1 :  a narrow strip of material that is sticky on one side and is used to stick one thing to another

  2. 2 :  magnetic tape

  3. 3 :  1videotape 2

  4. 4 :  tape recording

  5. 5 :  a narrow band of cloth or plastic <He broke the tape and won the race.>




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tape

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verb

Definition of tape

tapedtap·ing

  1. 1 :  to fasten, cover, or hold up with sticky tape

  2. 2 :  to make a recording of <She taped their conversation.>





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