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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


Synonymsvideotape


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


Synonymsrecord


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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