Meaning of TAPE in English

TAPE

■ noun

1》 light, flexible material in a narrow strip, used to hold, fasten, or mark off something.

↘(also adhesive ~ ) a strip of paper or plastic coated with adhesive, used to stick things together.

2》 long, narrow material with magnetic properties, used for recording sound, pictures, or computer data.

↘a cassette or reel containing such material.

3》 a strip of material stretched across the finishing line of a race, to be broken by the winner.

4》 a ~ measure.

■ verb

1》 record (sound or pictures) on audio or video ~.

2》 fasten, attach, or mark off with ~.

Origin

OE tæppa , tæppe ; perh. related to Mid. Low Ger. teppen 'pluck, tear'.

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