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 or band of woven- work, used for strings, etc.
  17. A narrow fillet.
  18. A narrow, stout strip of woven fabric; also, a flat strip of paper, etc.
  19. A narrow fillet or band of woven cloth used for strings and the like.
  20. A narrow band of cotton or linen cloth, used for strings, binding, & c.

Antonyms for tape

delete, erase.

Quotes of tape

  1. So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film, producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it- so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things. – Jackie Cooper
  2. We can get rid of red tape – Charlie Daniels
  3. You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing. That's kind of sad. – Rick Danko
  4. Boy, I'd hate to shoot on tape or disc or whatever the hell they're talking about. I love film. – Frank Darabont
  5. All I know is that when I mix to digital and when I mix to tape I compare them and the tape always wins out. – Jim Diamond
  6. We never heard of tape Everything was live, live, live. – Eydie Gorme
  7. Most of our stuff was trial and error. You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on, you play the song and you listen to it. – Levon Helm
  8. The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists. – Boris Kodjoe
  9. I chose to not wear a wire and tape people. I chose to not get immunity until- were accepted, whatever- until the independent counsel's office was comfortable with what I said was the truth. – Monica Lewinsky
  10. The first time Adrian saw me was on tape But you should know that this never works- never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video. – Olivier Martinez
  11. I was using tape loops for dancers and dance production. I had very funky primitive equipment, in fact technology wasn't very good no matter how much money you had. – Terry Riley
  12. That is why I strongly believe we should working in Congress to make America a better place to run a business by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape – Michael K. Simpson
  13. Part of Michael's uniqueness, I think, comes from the fact that he worked with music. He had a tape which he gave me with many different compositions, really eclectic. These pieces of music were sources of inspiration. – Madeleine Stowe
  14. As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape – Bernie Worrell

Usage examples for tape

  1. 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
  2. Hyacinth and Marion worked obediently with a tape measure and the garden line. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. " 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
  7. Yet nothing more dangerous than red- tape happened for a while. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  8. Books, newspapers, or reading matter in any form if found among a traveller's baggage is generally taken possession of by the officers of the customs; but if one is willing to submit to the necessary red tape and expense, they will be returned to him upon his leaving the country. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. The tape ended; the voices faded; the colors went blank. – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  10. 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
  11. Clemmie, if only we could see this thing through without too much red tape – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  12. 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
  13. How did you make her record that tape – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. " Tape worms," so- called by egg candlers, are detached portions of the membrane lining of the egg. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  18. One yard of strong narrow tape for tying the cord. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  19. At last he stopped, and took a tape line from his pocket. – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  20. 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

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