Definitions of tap

  1. To touch or strike gently.
  2. To apply leather to ( the heel of a shoe) in repair.
  3. 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.
  4. To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
  5. To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
  6. Hence, to draw from ( anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
  7. To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
  8. To form an internal screw in ( anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.
  9. To strike or touch lightly; to give a light stroke or touch with; put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes; make an outlet from; as, to tap a barrel; bore into in order to draw something out, as a tree for its sap; hence, to draw out of, as information.
  10. To strike with something small: to touch gently.
  11. To pierce, so as to let out fluid: to open a cask and draw off liquor: to broach a vessel:- pr. p. tapping; pa. t. and pa. p. tapped.
  12. To strike lightly; pierce, as anything containing fluid.
  13. To draw liquid from, through an opening.
  14. To strike a gentle blow.
  15. To strike a light blow.
  16. To give a gentle knock:- pr. p. tapping; pa. t. and pa. p. tapped.
  17. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; " Henry IV solcited the Pope for a divorce"; " My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
  18. furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; " tap a cask of wine"
  19. cut a female screw thread with a tap
  20. draw ( liquor) from a tap; " tap beer in a bar"
  21. dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; " Glover tapdances better than anybody"
  22. To pierce or broach a cask; to open a cask and draw liquor; to pierce for letting out fluid; to box or bore into.
  23. To strike with something small; to strike a gentle blow; to touch lightly.
  24. To pierce for letting out a fluid; to pierce or broach, as a cask; to box or bore into.
  25. Tapping.
  26. the sound made by a gentle blow
  27. a plug for a bunghole in a cask
  28. a tool for cutting female ( internal) screw threads
  29. a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe ( as in tap dancing)
  30. strike lightly; " He tapped me on the shoulder"
  31. pierce in order to draw a liquid from; " tap a maple tree for its syrup"; " tap a keg of beer"
  32. walk with a tapping sound
  33. draw from or dip into to get something; " tap one's memory"; " tap a source of money"
  34. A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
  35. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
  36. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.
  37. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.
  38. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. A gentle blow or touch; pat; pipe through which liquor is drawn from a cask; faucet for drawing water; a piece of leather nailed or sewed on the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing; a tool for cutting screw threads on an inner surface.
  42. A gentle blow or touch, esp. with something small.
  43. A hole or short pipe through which liquor is drawn: a place where liquor is drawn.
  44. A light blow; pipe for drawing liquid; spile; place where liquor is drawn.
  45. A faucet by means of which liquid may be drawn, as from a cask.
  46. A gentle or playful blow.
  47. Leather put upon the heel of a shoe.
  48. A gentle blow; a slight blow with a small thing.
  49. A spile or pipe for drawing liquor from a cask.
  50. A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.
  51. A gentle blow; a slight stroke.
  52. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn; a plug or spill for stopping a hole pierced in a cask; a place in a public- house or tavern where liquor is drawn for drinking; a conical screw made of hardened steel, and grooved, for cutting internal threads in nuts and the like.
  53. Tapped.
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