Definition of Tap

1. Noun. The sound made by a gentle blow.

Exact synonyms: Pat, Rap
Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Pitter-patter
Derivative terms: Pat

2. Verb. Cut a female screw thread with a tap.
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Tapper

3. Noun. A gentle blow.
Exact synonyms: Rap, Strike
Generic synonyms: Blow, Bump
Derivative terms: Rap, Rap, Strike, Strike

4. Verb. Draw from or dip into to get something. "Tap a source of money"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Draw Off, Take Out, Withdraw

5. Noun. A faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask.
Exact synonyms: Hydrant, Water Faucet, Water Tap
Generic synonyms: Faucet, Spigot, Plumbing Fixture
Derivative terms: Tapster

6. Verb. Strike lightly. "He tapped me on the shoulder"
Exact synonyms: Tip
Specialized synonyms: Percuss
Generic synonyms: Strike
Derivative terms: Tapper

7. Noun. A small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing).
Category relationships: Dance, Dancing, Saltation, Terpsichore
Generic synonyms: Plate

8. Verb. Draw from; make good use of. "We must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
Exact synonyms: Exploit
Specialized synonyms: Maximise, Maximize, Harness, Mine, Quarry, Overexploit, Commercialize, Milk
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Derivative terms: Exploitation

9. Noun. A tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads.
Generic synonyms: Tool

10. Verb. Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information. "They want to tap the prisoners "; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
Exact synonyms: Bug, Intercept, Wiretap
Generic synonyms: Eavesdrop, Listen In
Derivative terms: Bug, Tapper, Wiretap, Wiretapper

11. Noun. A plug for a bunghole in a cask.
Exact synonyms: Spigot
Group relationships: Barrel, Cask
Generic synonyms: Plug, Stopper, Stopple
Derivative terms: Tapster

12. Verb. Furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it. "Tap a cask of wine"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Tapper

13. Noun. The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information.
Exact synonyms: Wiretap
Generic synonyms: Investigating, Investigation
Derivative terms: Wiretap

14. Verb. Make light, repeated taps on a surface. "He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
Exact synonyms: Knock, Pink, Rap
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Knock, Rap, Tapping

15. Noun. A light touch or stroke.
Exact synonyms: Dab, Pat
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Derivative terms: Dab, Dab, Pat, Pat

16. Verb. Walk with a tapping sound. "The children tap to the playground"
Generic synonyms: Walk

17. Verb. Dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes. "Sam and Sue tap"; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
Exact synonyms: Tapdance
Generic synonyms: Dance, Trip The Light Fantastic, Trip The Light Fantastic Toe
Derivative terms: Tapper

18. Verb. Draw (liquor) from a tap. "Tap beer in a bar"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Take Out
Derivative terms: Tapper

19. Verb. Pierce in order to draw a liquid from. "Tap a keg of beer"
Generic synonyms: Pierce

20. Verb. Make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently. "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
Exact synonyms: Beg, Solicit
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Specialized synonyms: Quest, Canvas, Canvass, Buttonhole, Lobby
Derivative terms: Beggary, Solicitation, Solicitor

Definition of Tap

1. v. t. To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.

2. n. A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.

3. v. i. To strike a gentle blow.

4. n. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.

5. v. t. To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.

Definition of Tap

1. Initialism. (initialism of talk aloud protocol) ¹

2. Initialism. (initialism of think aloud protocol) ¹

3. Initialism. (software) (initialism of The Ada project Project) ¹

4. Noun. A tapering cylindrical pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; a spigot. ¹

5. Noun. A device used to dispense liquids. ¹

6. Noun. A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.) ¹

7. Noun. A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it. ¹

8. Noun. An interception of communication with authority. ¹

9. Verb. To furnish with taps. ¹

10. Verb. To draw off liquid from a vessel. ¹

11. Verb. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

12. Verb. To intercept a communication without authority. ¹

13. Verb. (context: mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread. ¹

14. Verb. to knock slowly ¹

15. Noun. Device used to listen in secretly on telephone calls. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

16. Verb. To strike lightly. (defdate from early 13th c.) ¹

17. Verb. To touch one's finger, foot, or other body parts on a surface (usually) repeatedly. ¹

18. Verb. To make a sharp noise. ¹

19. Verb. To designate for some duty or for membership, as in 'a tap on the shoulder'. (defdate from mid-20th c.) ¹

20. Verb. (slang transitive) To have sexual intercourse with. ¹

21. Verb. (context: combat sports) To submit to an opponent by tapping one's hand repeatedly. ¹

22. Verb. (context: combat sports transitive) To force (an opponent) to submit. ¹

23. Noun. A repeated touching of one's hands, foot or other body part. ¹

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Definition of Tap

1. to strike gently [v TAPPED, TAPPING, TAPS]

Medical Definition of Tap

1. 1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. 2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet. 3. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap. 4. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar. 5. A tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges. On tap. Ready to be drawn; as, ale on tap. Broached, or furnished with a tap; as, a barrel on tap. Plug tap, the slag of a puddling furnace. 1. To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumour, etc. 2. Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury. 3. To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing. "He has been tapping his liquors." (Addison) 4. To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut. Origin: AS. Taeppa, akin to D. Tap, G. Zapfen, OHG. Zapfo, Dan. Tap, Sw. Tapp, Icel. Tappi. Cf. Tampion, Tip. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tap

tap and go
tap dance
tap dancer
tap dances
tap dancing
tap drill
tap house
tap in
tap into

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