verb (used with object), taped, tap·ing.
verb (used without object), taped, tap·ing.
- tape deck,
- tape drive,
- tape echo,
- tape editing,
- tape grass
Origin of tape
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
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.
The assault, caught on tape, stunned the country and resulted in riots that brought in the National Guard.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Max Phillips brought a tape recorder into my home and as you know I do a lot of talking.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Before basting the tape down on the wrong side, fasten the elastic in place on one side of the sleeve protector.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
He reached, freed a corner of the tape and ripped it off in a single swipe.History Repeats|George Oliver Smith
I spread the fabrics on the floor and set to work with a tape measure.
The tape measure should completely encircle the thorax in a horizontal plane passing through the mammary papillæ.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
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.