Meaning of TAPE in English


— tapeless , adj. — tapelike , adj.

/tayp/ , n. , v. , taped, taping .


1. a long, narrow strip of linen, cotton, or the like, used for tying garments, binding seams or carpets, etc.

2. a long, narrow strip of paper, metal, etc.

3. a strip of cloth, paper, or plastic with an adhesive surface, used for sealing, binding, or attaching items together; adhesive tape or masking tape.

4. See tape measure .

5. a string stretched across the finishing line in a race and broken by the winning contestant on crossing the line.

6. See ticker tape .

7. See magnetic tape .

8. a magnetic tape carrying prerecorded sound: a tape of a rock concert.


9. to furnish with a tape or tapes.

10. to tie up, bind, or attach with tape.

11. to measure with or as if with a tape measure.

12. to record or prerecord on magnetic tape.


13. to record something on magnetic tape.

[ bef. 1000; ME; unexplained var. of tappe, OE taeppe strip (of cloth), lit., part torn off; akin to MLG teppen to tear, pluck ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .