Definitions of tape

  1. memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; " he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"
  2. fasten or attach with tape; " tape the shipping label to the box"
  3. a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; " he used a piece of tape for a belt"; " he wrapped a tape around the package"
  4. a recording made on magnetic tape; " the several recordings were combined on a master tape"
  5. measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip ( cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; " the carpenter should have used his tape measure"
  6. the finishing line for a foot race; " he broke the tape in record time"
  7. record on videotape
  8. register electronically; " They recorded her singing"
  9. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.
  10. To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape;
  11. to cover ( a wire) with insulating tape.
  12. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape.
  13. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape.
  14. to record on audio tape or video tape; - either directly, at the scene of the action tape, or indirectly, as from a broadcast of the action.
  15. A narrow woven band of linen or cotton; the narrow strip of paper used on a printing telegraph or stock ticker; the line held to mark the finish of a race.
  16. A narrow fillet.
  17. A narrow, stout strip of woven fabric; also, a flat strip of paper, etc.
  18. A narrow fillet or band of woven cloth used for strings and the like.
  19. A narrow band of cotton or linen cloth, used for strings, binding, & c.

Usage examples for tape

  1. The tape ended; the voices faded; the colors went blank. – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  2. They propose that I should stay on here at the Staff College for another year and write 'em a damned red tape report on Tibet. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  3. Hyacinth and Marion worked obediently with a tape measure and the garden line. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  4. Yet nothing more dangerous than red- tape happened for a while. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  5. When ready to serve, take out the beef, remove the tape, and put it on a hot dish. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  6. But there were some in the town who thought differently about the matter, and it was their opinions and murmurings that backed up Skaggs and made it easier for him when at the capital he came into contact with the official red tape. – The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  7. There were marks of snuff on the outside of the manuscript, which was a roll of paper bound with red tape, but there were no marks of snuff on the interior of the manuscript, from which I concluded that he had never opened it. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  8. At last he stopped, and took a tape- line from his pocket. – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  9. It took only a couple of days to fix the thing all up for the doctor; indeed, it was so tied up with red tape and all that, that Zaidos was not sure anyone would ever get the money. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  10. You know, I'm thinking that maybe I should come back in with a tape measure and measure up the sofa before I commit to it. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  11. One yard of strong narrow tape for tying the cord. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  12. Clemmie, if only we could see this thing through without too much red tape!... – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  13. He lifted his hat and scratched his ear and moved beside her as she started walking along the road, now a dim tape under the mountain stars. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  14. He referred to her examination paper, declared that a careful examination of ears having been made, by means of tape measure and mirror, he might be considered to have passed with honours. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  15. How did you make her record that tape? – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  16. " Tape worms," so- called by egg candlers, are detached portions of the membrane lining of the egg. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  17. " A message came up on the tape half an hour ago," he said in a low voice. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  18. Then began a search through his desk in and out of the pigeon- holes, under a heap of letters- most of them unanswered; beneath a package tied with tape, until his eyes fell upon an envelope sealed with wax, in which was embedded the crest of the ancestors of the young gentleman whose future had so absorbed his thoughts. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  19. His first thought on hearing this was to engage a special, and follow; but even in these days there is much red tape entangled with railway regulations in Rhaetia. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson