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Tape definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TAPE, n. A narrow fillet or band; a narrow piece of woven work, used for strings and the like; as curtains tied with tape.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; "he used a piece of tape for a belt"; "he wrapped a tape around the package"
2: a recording made on magnetic tape; "the several recordings were combined on a master tape" [syn: tape, tape recording, taping]
3: the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in record time"
4: 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" [syn: tape, tapeline, tape measure]
5: 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" [syn: magnetic tape, mag tape, tape] v
1: fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the box"
2: record on videotape [syn: videotape, tape]
3: register electronically; "They recorded her singing" [syn: record, tape] [ant: delete, erase]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tęppe Date: before 12th century 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 4. tape recording II. verb (taped; taping) Date: 1609 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 III. adjective Date: 1947 1. recorded on tape <tape music> 2. intended for use with recording (as magnetic) tape <a tape cartridge>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a narrow strip of woven material for tying up, fastening, etc. 2 a a strip of material stretched across the finishing line of a race. b a similar strip for marking off an area or forming a notional barrier. 3 (in full adhesive tape) a strip of opaque or transparent paper or plastic etc., esp. coated with adhesive for fastening, sticking, masking, insulating, etc. 4 a = magnetic tape. b a tape recording or tape cassette. 5 = tape-measure. --v.tr. 1 a tie up or join etc. with tape. b apply tape to. 2 (foll. by off) seal or mark off an area or thing with tape. 3 record on magnetic tape. 4 measure with tape. Phrases and idioms: breast the tape win a race. have (or get) a person or thing taped Brit. colloq. understand a person or thing fully. on tape recorded on magnetic tape. tape deck a platform with capstans for using magnetic tape. tape machine a machine for receiving and recording telegraph messages. tape-measure a strip of tape or thin flexible metal marked for measuring lengths. tape-record record (sounds) on magnetic tape. tape recorder apparatus for recording sounds on magnetic tape and afterwards reproducing them. tape recording a recording on magnetic tape. Derivatives: tapeable adj. (esp. in sense 3 of v.). tapeless adj. tapelike adj. Etymology: OE tæppa, tæppe, of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tape Tape, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taped; p. pr. & vb. n. Taping.] To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape; specif. (Elec.), to cover (a wire) with insulating tape.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tape Tape, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. Tapestry, Tippet.] 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 under Red. Tape grass (Bot.), 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, n., 4.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(tapes, taping, taped) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. Tape is a narrow plastic strip covered with a magnetic substance. It is used to record sounds, pictures, and computer information. Many students declined to be interviewed on tape. N-UNCOUNT: oft on N 2. A tape is a cassette or spool with magnetic tape wound round it. She still listens to the tapes I made her. N-COUNT 3. If you tape music, sounds, or television pictures, you record them using a tape recorder or a video recorder. She has just taped an interview... He shouldn't be taping without the singer's permission. ...taped evidence from prisoners. VERB: V n, V, V-ed 4. A tape is a strip of cloth used to tie things together or to identify who a piece of clothing belongs to. The books were all tied up with tape. N-VAR 5. A tape is a ribbon that is stretched across the finishing line of a race. ...the finishing tape. N-COUNT: supp N 6. Tape is a sticky strip of plastic used for sticking things together. 7. If you tape one thing to another, you attach it using sticky tape. I taped the base of the feather onto the velvet... The envelope has been tampered with and then taped shut again. VERB: V n onto/to n, be V-ed adj 8. see also magnetic tape, masking tape, red tape, sticky tape, videotape

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Red tape; brandy. Blue or white tape; gin.

Moby Thesaurus

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