tape definition by Webster's New World
- a strong, narrow, woven strip of cotton, linen, etc. used to bind seams in garments, tie bundles, etc.
- a narrow strip or band of steel, paper, etc.
- a strip of cloth stretched between posts above the finishing line of a race
- tape measure
- adhesive tape, friction tape, magnetic tape, ticker tape, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English tæppe, a fillet, akin to tæppa: see tap
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- taper noun
tape definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A narrow strip of strong woven fabric, as that used in sewing or bookbinding.
- A continuous narrow, flexible strip of cloth, metal, paper, or plastic, such as adhesive tape, magnetic tape, or ticker tape.
- A string stretched across the finish line of a racetrack to be broken by the winner.
- a. A length, reel, or cassette of magnetic tape.b. A recording made on magnetic tape.
- A tape measure.
- 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.
- To measure with a tape measure.
- To record (sounds or pictures) on magnetic tape.
To make a recording on magnetic tape.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English tǽppe.
- tapeˈa·ble adjective
- tapeˈless adjective
tape - Business Definition
tape - Computer Definition
tape - Investment & Finance Definition
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See ticker tape.
tape - Phrases/Idioms
see red tape.