1. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: strip inkle webbing adhesive_tape
2. [ noun ] (computer science) a recording made on magnetic tape
Synonyms: taping tape_recording

"the several recordings were combined on a master tape"

Related terms: recording audiotape videotape record
3. [ verb ] fasten or attach with tape

"tape the shipping label to the box"

Related terms: attach scotch_tape
4. [ noun ] the finishing line for a foot race

"he broke the tape in record time"

Related terms: finishing_line
5. [ noun ] measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths
Synonyms: tape_measure tapeline

"the carpenter should have used his tape measure"

Related terms: measuring_instrument
6. [ verb ] record on videotape
Synonyms: videotape
Related terms: record movie videotape videotape
7. [ verb ] register electronically
Synonyms: record

"They recorded her singing"

Related terms: erase record write digitalize tape_record prerecord cut cut cut phonograph_record recording recorder
8. [ noun ] (computer science) 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
Synonyms: mag_tape magnetic_tape

"he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"

Related terms: memory_device cassette_tape magnetic_stripe videotape audiotape record
Similar spelling:   taupe