Meaning of tape

tape

Pronunciation: (tāp), [key]
— n., v., taped, tap•ing.
—n.
  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.
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  5. a string stretched across the finishing line in a race and broken by the winning contestant on crossing the line.
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  8. a magnetic tape carrying prerecorded sound: a tape of a rock concert.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with a tape or tapes.
  2. to tie up, bind, or attach with tape.
  3. to measure with or as if with a tape measure.
  4. to record or prerecord on magnetic tape.
—v.i.
  1. to record something on magnetic tape.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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