tape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English tæppe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tape (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.
    After the party there was tape all over the place.
  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. Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus
    Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.
  6. (trading, from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.
    Don’t fight the tape.
  7. (ice hockey) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of a hockey stick
    His pass was right on the tape.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. To bind with adhesive tape.
    Can you tape that together, please?
  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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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English tape (adhesive tape).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɛjp/, [tˢɛjb̥]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Scotch tape, adhesive tape
Usage notes[edit]

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 2[edit]

From English tape (to bind with adhesive tape).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

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

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English tape

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Noun[edit]

tape m (plural tapes, diminutive tapeje n)

  1. tape

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tape f (plural tapes)

  1. a gentle touch
  2. a pat

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Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

tape

  1. path
  2. way
  3. street

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English tape.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of teip

Verb[edit]

tape (present tense taper; past tense and past participle tapa or tapet)

  1. Alternative form of teipe

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to lose
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English tape.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of teip

Verb[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of teipa

Etymology 2[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of tapa

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

tape m (plural tapes)

  1. Scotch tape, tape