Meaning of TAPE in English

TAPE

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tæppe Date: before 12th century a narrow woven fabric, a string or ribbon stretched breast-high above the finish line of a race, a narrow flexible strip or band: as, adhesive ~ , magnetic ~ , ~ recording , II. verb (~d; taping) Date: 1609 transitive verb to fasten, tie, bind, cover, or support with ~, to record on ~ and especially magnetic ~ , intransitive verb to record something on ~ and especially magnetic ~, III. adjective Date: 1947 recorded on ~ , intended for use with recording (as magnetic) ~

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