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tape

noun \ ˈtāp \

Definition of tape

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

Examples of tape in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of tape

Middle English, from Old English tæppe

tape Synonyms


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tape

verb

Definition of tape

taped; taping
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 in a Sentence

  1. She taped a note to the refrigerator.

  2. I taped the box shut.

  3. The show is taped before a live audience.

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First Known Use of tape

1609


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tape

adjective

Definition of tape

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

First Known Use of tape

1947



TAPE Defined for English Language Learners

tape

noun

Definition of tape for English Language Learners

  • : 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


tape

verb

Definition of tape for English Language Learners

  • : to attach (something) using sticky tape

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

  • : to record (something) on magnetic tape


TAPE Defined for Kids

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tape

noun \ ˈtāp \

Definition of tape for Students

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.

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tape

verb

Definition of tape for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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tape

noun \ ˈtāp \

medical Definition of tape

:a narrow band of woven fabric; especially :adhesive tape

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tape

transitive verb

medical Definition of tape

taped; taping
:to fasten, tie, bind, cover, or support with tape and especially adhesive tape


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