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1tape

noun \ˈtāp\

: 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
:  a narrow woven fabric
2
:  a string or ribbon stretched breast-high above the finish line of a race
3
:  a narrow flexible strip or band: as
a :  adhesive tape
b :  magnetic tape ; also :  cassette 2b

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

2tape

verb

: to attach (something) using sticky tape

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

: to record (something) on magnetic tape

tapedtap·ing

Full Definition of TAPE

transitive verb
1
:  to fasten, tie, bind, cover, or support with tape
2
:  to record on tape and especially magnetic tape <tape an interview>
intransitive verb
:  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.

First Known Use of TAPE

1609

3tape

adjective

Definition of TAPE

1
:  recorded on tape <tape music>
2
:  intended for use with recording (as magnetic) tape <a tape cartridge>

First Known Use of TAPE

1947
TAPE Defined for Kids

1tape

noun \ˈtāp\

Definition of TAPE for Kids

1
:  a narrow strip of material that is sticky on one side and is used to stick one thing to another
3
:  1videotape 2
5
:  a narrow band of cloth or plastic <He broke the tape and won the race.>

2tape

verb
tapedtap·ing

Definition of TAPE for Kids

1
:  to fasten, cover, or hold up with sticky tape
2
:  to make a recording of <She taped their conversation.>
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