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tape


tape  (tp)
n.
1. A narrow strip of strong woven fabric, as that used in sewing or bookbinding.
2. A continuous narrow, flexible strip of cloth, metal, paper, or plastic, such as adhesive tape, magnetic tape, or ticker tape.
3. A string stretched across the finish line of a racetrack to be broken by the winner.
4.
a. A length, reel, or cassette of magnetic tape.
b. A recording made on magnetic tape.
5. A tape measure.
v. taped, tap·ing, tapes
v.tr.
1.
a. To fasten, secure, strengthen, or wrap with a tape.
b. To bind together (the sections of a book) by applying strips of tape to.
2. To measure with a tape measure.
3. To record (sounds or pictures) on magnetic tape.
v.intr.
To make a recording on magnetic tape.

[Middle English, from Old English t?ppe.]

tapea·ble adj.
tapeless adj.


tape  /tep/  n. [C;U] 1 strips of adhesive material: An electrician uses rubberized tape to cover wires. 2 recording material for sound and images: I have the television program on tape.
v. taped, taping, tapes 1 [T] to wrap or attach with adhesive tape: I taped the wire to the wall. 2 [I;T] to record on tape: He tapes television programs on his videocassette recorder. -n. taping. See: red tape.

Thesaurus: tape n. 1 adhesive tape | packing tape 2 videotape | audiotape, cassette. tape

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