See also: tapé, tapè, and tápe

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tape, tappe, from Old English tæppa, tæppe (ribbon, tape). Probably akin to Old Frisian tapia (to pull, rip, tear), Middle Low German tappen, tāpen (to grab, pull, rip, tear, snatch), Middle High German zāfen, zāven (to pull, tear).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /teɪ̯p/, [tʰeɪ̯p]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪp

NounEdit

tape (countable and uncountable, plural tapes)

  1. Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides; adhesive tape.
    Hand me some tape. I need to fix a tear in this paper.
  2. Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll.
    We made some decorative flowers out of the tape we bought.
  3. Finishing tape, stretched across a track to mark the end of a race.
    Jones broke the tape in 47.77 seconds, a new world record.
  4. Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll; videotape or audio tape.
    Did you get that on tape?
  5. (informal, by extension) Any video or audio recording, regardless of the method used to produce it.
    • 2018 August 18, Susan Edelman, New York Post:
      “It was one of the most severe beatings they’ve seen on tape,” an FDNY insider said, recalling the reaction by brass who viewed video of the bloody fisticuffs.
  6. (informal) An unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus.
    Old couples will sometimes play tapes at each other during a fight.
  7. (trading, from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.
    Don’t fight the tape.
  8. (ice hockey) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of a hockey stick
    His pass was right on the tape.
  9. (printing, historical) A strong flexible band rotating on pulleys for directing the sheets in a printing machine.

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VerbEdit

tape (third-person singular simple present tapes, present participle taping, simple past and past participle taped)

  1. To bind with adhesive tape.
    Be sure to tape your parcel securely before posting it.
  2. To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.
    You shouldn’t have said that. The microphone was on and we were taping.
  3. (informal, passive) To understand, figure out.
    I've finally got this thing taped.

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DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English tape (adhesive tape).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɛjp/, [tˢɛjb̥]

NounEdit

tape c (singular definite tapen, not used in plural form)

  1. Scotch tape, adhesive tape
Usage notesEdit

Rarely used in the sense video or audiocassette tape as a synonym to bånd. In this case it is neuter gender, singular definite tapet, plural indefinite tapes or tape, plural definite tapene.

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Etymology 2Edit

From English tape (to bind with adhesive tape).

PronunciationEdit

  • infinitive IPA(key): /tɛjpə/, [ˈtˢɛjb̥ə]
  • imperative IPA(key): /tɛjp/, [tˢɛjb̥ˀ]

VerbEdit

tape (imperative tape, infinitive at tape, present tense taper, past tense tapede, perfect tense er/har tapet)

  1. tape (to bind with adhesive tape) [from 1965]

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tape.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tape m (plural tapes, diminutive tapeje n)

  1. tape

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From taper.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tape f (plural tapes)

  1. a gentle touch
  2. a pat
    Recevoir une tape sur la joue, la main, les fesses.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

VerbEdit

tape

  1. first-person singular present indicative of taper
  2. third-person singular present indicative of taper
  3. second-person singular imperative of taper

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GuaraníEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tape (dependent form rape, third-person possessed form hape)

  1. path
  2. way
  3. street

IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

tape (first-person possessive tapeku, second-person possessive tapemu, third-person possessive tapenya)

  1. Informal form of tapai.

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

tape

  1. Alternative form of tappe (plug)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

tape

  1. Alternative form of tappe (gentle touch)

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English tæppa, tæppe (ribbon, tape); forms with a long vowel are difficult to explain.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtap(ə)/, /ˈtaːp(ə)/

NounEdit

tape (plural tapes)

  1. (rare) band, ribbon, tape

DescendantsEdit

  • English: tape (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: tape
  • Yola: taape

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English tape.

NounEdit

tape m (definite singular tapen, indefinite plural taper, definite plural tapene)

  1. alternative form of teip

VerbEdit

tape (present tense taper, past tense tapa or tapet, past participle tapa or tapet)

  1. alternative form of teipe

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse tapa. Cognate with Danish tabe, Swedish tappa and Faroese tapa.

VerbEdit

tape (present tense taper, past tense tapte, past participle tapt)

  1. to lose (opposite of win)
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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English tape.

NounEdit

tape m (definite singular tapen, indefinite plural tapar, definite plural tapane)

  1. alternative form of teip

VerbEdit

tape (present tense tapar, past tense tapa, past participle tapa, passive infinitive tapast, present participle tapande, imperative tap)

  1. alternative form of teipa

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

tape (present tense tapar/taper, past tense tapa/tapte, past participle tapa/tapt, passive infinitive tapast, present participle tapande, imperative tap)

  1. alternative form of tapa

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈta.pi/, [ˈta.pi]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈta.pɨ/, [ˈta.pɨ]

VerbEdit

tape

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of tapar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of tapar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of tapar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of tapar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

tape

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tapar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tapar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tapar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tapar.

NounEdit

tape m (plural tapes)

  1. (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico) Scotch tape, tape

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