tape


tape
[[t]teɪp[/t]]
n. v. taped, tap•ing, adj.
1) a long, narrow strip of fabric, as for tying garments or binding seams or edges
2) a long, narrow strip of paper, metal, etc
3) cvb bui a strip of material with an adhesive surface, used for sealing, binding, etc.; adhesive tape or masking tape
4) hfi a magnetic tape, esp. an audiotape or a videotape
5) spo a string stretched across the finish line of a race and broken by the winner on crossing the line
6) bui
tape measure
7) to tie up, bind, or attach with tape
8) hfi to record on magnetic tape
9) bui to measure with or as if with a tape measure
10) to furnish with a tape or tapes
11) cvb hfi to record something on magnetic tape
12) of, for, or recorded on magnetic tape
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; unexplained alter. of tappe, OE tæppe strip (of cloth), lit., part torn off; akin to MLG teppen to tear

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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