1. a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening;
- Example: "he used a piece of tape for a belt"
- Example: "he wrapped a tape around the package"
2. a recording made on magnetic tape;
- Example: "the several recordings were combined on a master tape"
[syn: tape, tape recording, taping]
3. the finishing line for a foot race;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"
[syn: magnetic tape, mag tape, tape]
1. fasten or attach with tape;
- Example: "tape the shipping label to the box"
2. record on videotape;
[syn: videotape, tape]
3. register electronically;
- Example: "They recorded her singing"
[syn: record, tape]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tape \Tape\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taped; p. pr. & vb. n. Taping.] 1. To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape; specif. (Elec.), to cover (a wire) with insulating tape. 2. to record on audio tape or video tape; -- either directly, at the scene of the action tape, or indirectly, as from a broadcast of the action. "I was busy when that episode was on TV, but I taped it and watched it later." [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
tape 1. magnetic tape. 2. paper tape. (1996-05-25)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
213 Moby Thesaurus words for "tape": Ace bandage, Band-Aid, Mystik tape, Scotch tape, accouple, accumulate, adhesive tape, agglutinate, amass, application, articulate, assemble, associate, band, bandage, bandaging, batten, belt, bind, binder, bond, book, brace, bracket, bridge, bridge over, bulletin board, calendar, card, cartridge, carve, cassette, cast, catalog, catalog card, cataplasm, cellophane tape, cement, chain, chalk, chalk up, check in, chronicle, clap together, cloth tape, collect, combine, compress, comprise, concatenate, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, copulate, cotton, couple, court plaster, cover, cravat, cut, disc, docket, dressing, elastic bandage, electrical transcription, embrace, encompass, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, epithem, fascia, file, filing card, fill out, fillet, film, four-tailed bandage, friction tape, gather, gauze, girdle, glue, grave, impanel, incise, include, index, index card, inscribe, insert, join, jot down, knot, lath, lay together, league, library catalog, ligula, ligule, link, lint, list, log, lump together, magnetic tape, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make out, mark down, marry, marshal, masking tape, mass, matriculate, merge, microcard, microdot, microfiche, microfilm, minute, mobilize, motion-picture film, note, note down, pair, phonograph record, piece together, place upon record, plank, plaster, plaster cast, plastic tape, platter, pledget, poll, post, post up, poultice, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, put together, record, recording, reduce to writing, reel, register, ribband, ribbon, roll into one, roller, roller bandage, rubber bandage, scoreboard, scorecard, scoresheet, seal, set down, shred, slat, sling, slip, solder, span, spill, splice, spline, splint, sponge, spool, stick, stick together, strake, strap, strip, stripe, strop, stupe, tabulate, taenia, take down, take in, tampon, tape cartridge, tape cassette, tape measure, tape recording, tape-record, tapeline, tent, ticker tape, tie, tourniquet, transcription, triangular bandage, unify, unite, video, videotape, wax, weld, wire recording, write, write down, write in, write out, write up, yoke