Meaning of TAP in English


vi to strike a gentle blow.

2. tap ·vt to draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.

3. tap ·noun a gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.

4. tap ·noun a hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.

5. tap ·vt to put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.

6. tap ·noun a place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.

7. tap ·noun a plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.

8. tap ·vt to pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, ·etc.

9. tap ·vt to form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.

10. tap ·noun liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.

11. tap ·noun a piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.

12. tap ·noun a tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges.

13. tap ·vt to strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.

14. tap ·vt hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.

15. tap ·noun a signal, by drum or trumpet, for extinguishing all lights in soldiers' quarters and retiring to bed, — usually given about a quarter of an hour after tattoo.

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