Definition of Tape

1. Noun. A long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening. "He wrapped a tape around the package"

Specialized synonyms: Adhesive Tape, Inkle, Webbing
Generic synonyms: Slip, Strip

2. Verb. Fasten or attach with tape. "Tape the shipping label to the box"
Generic synonyms: Attach
Specialized synonyms: Scotch Tape, Sellotape

3. Noun. A recording made on magnetic tape. "The several recordings were combined on a master tape"
Exact synonyms: Tape Recording, Taping
Specialized synonyms: Audiotape, Videotape
Generic synonyms: Recording
Derivative terms: Tape Record

4. Verb. Record on videotape. "They will tape the duet"
Exact synonyms: Videotape
Category relationships: Film, Flick, Motion Picture, Motion-picture Show, Movie, Moving Picture, Moving-picture Show, Pic, Picture, Picture Show
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Derivative terms: Videotape, Videotape

5. Noun. The finishing line for a foot race. ; "He broke the tape in record time"
Generic synonyms: Finish Line, Finishing Line

6. Verb. Register electronically. "They will tape the duet"; "They recorded her singing"
Exact synonyms: Record
Specialized synonyms: Save, Write, Tape Record, Prerecord, Cut, Cut
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Antonyms: Erase
Derivative terms: Record, Recorder, Recording, Taping

7. Noun. 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"

8. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Mag Tape, Magnetic Tape
Specialized synonyms: Audiotape, Cassette Tape, Magnetic Stripe, Videotape
Generic synonyms: Memory Device, Storage Device

Definition of Tape

1. n. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape.

2. v. t. To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape;

Definition of Tape

1. Noun. Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides, adhesive tape. ¹

2. Noun. Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll, video tape or audio tape. ¹

3. Noun. Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus ¹

4. Noun. Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll. ¹

5. Noun. (''trading'', from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades. ¹

6. Noun. (ice hockey) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of hockey stick ¹

7. Verb. To bind with adhesive tape. ¹

8. Verb. To record, particularly onto magnetic tape. ¹

9. Verb. (informal passive) To understand, figure out. ¹

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Definition of Tape

1. to fasten with tape (a long, narrow strip or band) [v TAPED, TAPING, TAPES] : TAPEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Tape

1. 1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape. 2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape. Red tape. See Red. Tape grass, a plant (Vallisneria spiralis) with long ribbonlike leaves, growing in fresh or brackish water; called also fresh water eelgrass, and, in Maryland, wild celery. Tape needle. See Bodkin. Origin: AS. Taeppe a fillet. Cf. Tapestry, Tippet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tape

tape (current term)
tape cartridge
tape deck
tape delay
tape delays
tape drive
tape drives
tape library
tape machine
tape measure
tape off

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