tape ( tapes plural & 3rd person present) ( taping present participle) ( taped past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Tape is a narrow plastic strip covered with a magnetic substance. It is used to record sounds, pictures, and computer information.
oft on N
Many students declined to be interviewed on tape.
2 n-count A tape is a cassette or spool with magnetic tape wound round it.
She still listens to the tapes I made her.
3 verb If you tape music, sounds, or television pictures, you record them using a tape recorder or a video recorder.
She has just taped an interview... V n
He shouldn't be taping without the singer's permission. V
...taped evidence from prisoners. V-ed
4 n-var A tape is a strip of cloth used to tie things together or to identify who a piece of clothing belongs to.
The books were all tied up with tape.
5 n-count A tape is a ribbon that is stretched across the finishing line of a race.
...the finishing tape.
6 n-uncount Tape is a sticky strip of plastic used for sticking things together.
7 verb If you tape one thing to another, you attach it using sticky tape.
I taped the base of the feather onto the velvet... V n onto/to n
The envelope has been tampered with and then taped shut again. be V-ed adj
magnetic tape →
masking tape →
red tape →
sticky tape →
digital audio tape
Digital audio tape is a type of magnetic tape used to make very high quality recordings of sound by recording it in digital form. The abbreviation DAT is often used. n-uncount
magnetic tape ( magnetic tapes plural ) Magnetic tape is plastic tape covered with iron oxide or a similar magnetic substance. It is used for recording sounds, film, or computer information. n-var
Masking tape is plastic or paper tape which is sticky on one side and is used, for example, to protect part of a surface that you are painting. n-uncount
You refer to official rules and procedures as red tape when they seem unnecessary and cause delay. n-uncount
The little money that was available was tied up in bureaucratic red tape.
Scotch tape is a clear sticky tape that is sold in rolls and that you use to stick paper or card together or onto a wall.
Sticky tape is clear sticky tape that is sold in rolls and that you use, for example to stick paper or card together, or to stick things onto a wall.
in AM, use Scotch tape
tape deck ( tape decks plural ) , tape-deck A tape deck is the machine on which you can play or record cassette tapes. n-count
tape measure ( tape measures plural ) A tape measure is a strip of metal, plastic, or cloth which has numbers marked on it and is used for measuring. n-count
tape-record ( tape-records 3rd person present) ( tape-recording present participle) ( tape-recorded past tense & past participle ) , tape record If you tape-record speech, music, or another kind of sound, you record it on tape, using a tape recorder or a tape deck. verb
The conversation was tape-recorded and played in court. be V-ed
...a tape-recorded interview. V-ed
tape recorder ( tape recorders plural ) , tape-recorder A tape recorder is a machine used for recording and playing music, speech, or other sounds. n-count
tape recording ( tape recordings plural ) A tape recording is a recording of sounds that has been made on tape. n-count oft N of n
tape streamer ( tape streamers plural ) A tape streamer is a piece of computer equipment that you use for copying data from a hard disk onto magnetic tape for security or storage. (COMPUTING) n-count
Ticker tape consists of long narrow strips of paper on which information such as stock exchange prices is printed by a machine. In American cities, people sometimes throw ticker tape from high windows as a way of celebrating and honouring someone in public. n-uncount oft N n
A half million people watched the troops march in New York's ticker tape parade.