Meaning of TAPE in English

I. ˈtāp noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tæppe

Date: before 12th century

1. : a narrow woven fabric

2. : a string or ribbon stretched breast-high above the finish line of a race

3. : a narrow flexible strip or band: as

a. : adhesive tape

b. : magnetic tape ; also : cassette 2b

4. : tape recording

II. verb

( taped ; tap·ing )

Date: 1609

transitive verb

1. : to fasten, tie, bind, cover, or support with tape

2. : to record on tape and especially magnetic tape

tape an interview

intransitive verb

: to record something on tape and especially magnetic tape

III. adjective

Date: 1947

1. : recorded on tape

tape music

2. : intended for use with recording (as magnetic) tape

a tape cartridge

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.