|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|
"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"
|5.||[ noun ] measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths|
"the carpenter should have used his tape measure"
|6.||[ verb ] record on videotape|
|Related terms:||record movie videotape videotape|
|7.||[ verb ] register electronically|
"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|
"he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"
|Related terms:||memory_device cassette_tape magnetic_stripe videotape audiotape record|