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  1. tape
    IPA[tāp]
  2. noun

    • 1. a narrow strip of material, typically used to hold or fasten something:

      a roll of tape a dirty apron fastened with thin tapes
    • 2. long narrow flexible material with magnetic properties, used for recording sound, pictures, or computer data.

    • 3. a cassette or reel containing recorded material.

    • 4. a recording on a cassette or reel.

    • 5. a strip of paper or plastic coated with adhesive, used to stick things together.

      Synonym : adhesive tape, sticky tape, insulating tape, masking tape, parcel tape, Sellotape
    • 6. a strip of material stretched across the finish line of a race, to be broken by the winner.

    • 7. a strip of white material at the top of a tennis net.

    • 8. a strip of material used to mark off an area.

    • 9. a tape measure.

    verb

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: tape, 3rd person present: tapes, gerund or present participle: taping, past tense: taped, past participle: taped

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      a narrow strip of material, typically used to hold or fasten something:

      a strip of paper or plastic coated with adhesive and sold in a roll, used to stick things together:

    • verb

      record (sound or pictures) on audio or video tape:

      fasten or attach (something) with adhesive tape:

    • noun

      paper in the form of a long, narrow strip.

      paper in the form of a long narrow strip with holes punched in it, used in older computer systems for conveying data or instructions.

    • noun

      transparent adhesive tape.
    • verb

      stick with transparent adhesive tape:
    • noun

      a paper strip on which messages are recorded in a telegraphic tape machine.

      denoting a parade or other event in which ticker tape or similar material is thrown from windows:

    • noun

      a recording (originally one presented on a cassette tape) that is made to demonstrate the capabilities of a musical group or performer:
    • noun

      a tape recorder.
    • noun

      a strong type of adhesive tape used on windows to keep the glass in place if it is broken by strong winds.
    • noun

      excessive bureaucracy or adherence to rules and formalities, especially in public business:
    • noun

      strong cloth-backed waterproof adhesive tape.
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