- a long, narrow strip of linen, cotton, or the like, used for tying garments, binding seams or carpets, etc.
- a long, narrow strip of paper, metal, etc.
- a strip of cloth, paper, or plastic with an adhesive surface, used for sealing, binding, or attaching items together; adhesive tape or masking tape.
- tape measure.
- a string stretched across the finishing line in a race and broken by the winning contestant on crossing the line.
- ticker tape.
- magnetic tape.
- a magnetic tape carrying prerecorded sound: a tape of a rock concert.
- to record something on magnetic tape.
Origin of tape
Examples from the Web for taped
Then he took the roll and, to hold his shin pads steady, he taped bands above both ankles and just below both knees.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
In a video he taped to explain the move, Obama vowed that only fire could fight fire.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread
April 18, 2014
It also remained unclear who taped the alleged conversations and why.Does Alleged Corruption Video Spell the End Of Turkey’s Erdogan?
February 27, 2014
I taped it every week and transcribed the sketches and watched them back.Kate McKinnon Is the Future of ‘Saturday Night Live’
November 21, 2013
Baldwin introduced the show wearing a jaunty blue blazer, but conducted the taped interview wearing a sober gray suit.'Up Late with Alec Baldwin' is a Snooze
October 12, 2013
They started the telecasts which had been filmed and taped on the voyage from Gimli.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
All four ate heartily, and, after eating, they taped up the day's reports.
They recalled and taped and sifted all the gossip they had heard.
He pinched the splice lug and taped the whole works feverishly.Tight Squeeze
Dean Charles Ing
The message might have been taped under a threat of some great peril.The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
- a long thin strip, made of cotton, linen, etc, used for binding, fastening, etc
- any long narrow strip of cellulose, paper, metal, etc, having similar uses
- a string stretched across the track at the end of a race course
- military slang, mainly British another word for stripe 1 (def. 3)
- See magnetic tape, ticker tape, paper tape, tape recording
- Also: tape-record (also intr) to record (speech, music, etc)
- to furnish with tapes
- to bind, measure, secure, or wrap with tape
- (usually passive) British informal to take stock of (a person or situation); sum uphe's got the job taped
Word Origin and History for taped
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.
Idioms and Phrases with taped
see red tape.