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English noun: tape

1. tape (artifact) a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening

SamplesHe used a piece of tape for a belt.
He wrapped a tape around the package.

Broader (hypernym)slip, strip

Narrower (hyponym)adhesive tape, inkle, webbing

2. tape (artifact) a recording made on magnetic tape

SamplesThe several recordings were combined on a master tape.

Synonymstape recording, taping

Broader (hypernym)recording

Narrower (hyponym)audiotape, videotape

3. tape (location) the finishing line for a foot race

SamplesHe broke the tape in record time.

Broader (hypernym)finish line, finishing line

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

SamplesThe carpenter should have used his tape measure.

Synonymstape measure, tapeline

Broader (hypernym)measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

5. tape (artifact) 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

SamplesHe took along a dozen tapes to record the interview.

Synonymsmag tape, magnetic tape

Broader (hypernym)memory device, storage device

Narrower (hyponym)audiotape, cassette tape, magnetic stripe, videotape

English verb: tape

1. tape (contact) fasten or attach with tape

SamplesTape the shipping label to the box.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)attach

Narrower (hyponym)scotch tape, sellotape

2. tape (communication) record on videotape

ExamplesSam and Sue tape the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

Domain categoryfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

3. tape (communication) register electronically

SamplesThey recorded her singing.

ExamplesThey will tape the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

Narrower (hyponym)cut, cut, prerecord, save, tape record, write

Antonymsdelete, erase

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