(noun, verb)


1. a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening

- he used a piece of tape for a belt

- he wrapped a tape around the package

Definition categories: man–made, slip, strip

2. a recording made on magnetic tape

- the several recordings were combined on a master tape

Similar word(s): taping

Definition categories: man–made, recording

3. the finishing line for a foot race

- he broke the tape in record time

Definition categories: location

4. measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths

- the carpenter should have used his tape measure

Similar word(s): tapeline

Definition categories: man–made

5. memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information

- he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with tape as a noun:

- Hand me some tape. I need to fix a tear in this paper.

- After the party there was tape all over the place.

- Jones broke the tape in 47.77 seconds, a new world record.

- Did you get that on tape?

- Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.

- Don’t fight the tape.

- His pass was right on the tape.


1. fasten or attach with tape

- tape the shipping label to the box

Definition categories: contact, attach

2. record on videotape

Similar word(s): videotape

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

3. register electronically

Similar word(s): record

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

Sentences with tape as a verb:

- Can you tape that together, please?

- I've finally got this thing taped.