Meaning of TAPE in English
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.
1》 record (sound or pictures) on audio or video ~.
2》 fasten, attach, or mark off with ~.
OE tæppa , tæppe ; perh. related to Mid. Low Ger. teppen 'pluck, tear'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004