taps

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See also: Taps, TAPs, and TAPS

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tap (noun) +‎ -s. Sense 1 (“signal for extinguishing all lights in soldiers’ quarters and retiring to bed”) is from the fact that the signal was originally made using a drum.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

taps pl (plural only)

  1. (military) A signal, by drum or trumpet, for extinguishing all lights in soldiers' quarters and retiring to bed, usually given about a quarter of an hour after tattoo; the signal is sometimes also given during the funeral of a soldier.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

taps

  1. plural of tap

Verb[edit]

taps

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative of tap

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

taps

  1. plural of tap

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

taps (not comparable)

  1. tapered

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of taps
uninflected taps
inflected tapse
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial taps
indefinite m./f. sing. tapse
n. sing. taps
plural tapse
definite tapse
partitive taps

Anagrams[edit]

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from tapsol. Created during the Hungarian language reform, which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

taps (plural tapsok)

  1. applause, clapping

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative taps tapsok
accusative tapsot tapsokat
dative tapsnak tapsoknak
instrumental tapssal tapsokkal
causal-final tapsért tapsokért
translative tapssá tapsokká
terminative tapsig tapsokig
essive-formal tapsként tapsokként
essive-modal
inessive tapsban tapsokban
superessive tapson tapsokon
adessive tapsnál tapsoknál
illative tapsba tapsokba
sublative tapsra tapsokra
allative tapshoz tapsokhoz
elative tapsból tapsokból
delative tapsról tapsokról
ablative tapstól tapsoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tapsé tapsoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tapséi tapsokéi
Possessive forms of taps
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tapsom tapsaim
2nd person sing. tapsod tapsaid
3rd person sing. tapsa tapsai
1st person plural tapsunk tapsaink
2nd person plural tapsotok tapsaitok
3rd person plural tapsuk tapsaik

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • taps in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

taps

  1. third-person singular/plural future indicative of tapt

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tàps

  1. third-person singular future of tapti (become)
  2. third-person plural future of tapti (become)