tape

tape
tapeless, adj.tapelike, adj.
/tayp/, n., v., taped, taping.
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.
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.
8. a magnetic tape carrying prerecorded sound: a tape of a rock concert.
v.t.
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.
v.i.
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]

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Universalium. 2010.


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