verb (used with object), taped, tap·ing.
verb (used without object), taped, tap·ing.
Origin of tape
Related Words for taperope, line, wrap, fasten, videotape, band, braid, edging, strip, wire, secure, swathe, bind, support, bandage, seal, tie, truss, bond, register
Examples from the Web for tape
Contemporary Examples of tape
My agent at the time sent that tape to SNL and then they asked me to come in for an audition.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
I stood with a tape recorder, listening to men denounce the liberal media controlled by Jews.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
I watched Garner die on tape and wondered why I was crying so hard when I am not that much of a cryer at all.The Day I Used Eric Garner’s Voice
December 5, 2014
Well, because casinos have cameras everywhere, turns out there was indeed a tape.
When Roger first heard what happened and saw the tape he was shocked, truly shocked, and outraged.
Historical Examples of tape
But it was not around their uncle that the tape measure went, it was around Bob!Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts
Roy Rutherford Bailey
The tape is first folded and creased by rubbing over an edge.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
Roll the meat of the feet up in the pork, tie it up in a cloth with tape round it, and boil it till it becomes very tender.
When quite tender take off the tape, lay the meat on a dish, strain the gravy over it, and serve it up with currant jelly.
Roll the meat up as tight as possible, and bind it round with a cloth and tape; then boil it gently for seven or eight hours.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for tape
Old English tæppe "narrow strip of cloth used for tying, measuring, etc.," of uncertain origin, perhaps a back-formation from Latin tapete "carpet." The original short vowel became long in Middle English.
Tape recorder "device for recording sound on magnetic tape" first attested 1932; from earlier meaning "device for recording data on ticker tape" (1892), from tape in the sense of "paper strip of a printer" (1884). Tape-measure is attested from 1873; tape-delay is from 1968.
c.1600, from tape (n.); meaning "to make a tape recording" is from 1950. Related: Taped; taping.
see red tape.