tape /ˈtep/ 名詞
1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape.
2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape.
Red tape. See under Red.
Tape grass Bot., a plant (Vallisneria spiralis) with long ribbonlike leaves, growing in fresh or brackish water; -- called also fresh-water eelgrass, and, in Maryland, wild celery.
Tape needle. See Bodkin, n., 4.
Tape v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taped p. pr. & vb. n. Taping.]
1. To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape; specif. Elec., to cover (a wire) with insulating tape.
n 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"
2: a recording made on magnetic tape; "the several recordings
were combined on a master tape" [syn: tape recording, taping]
3: the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in
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" [syn: tapeline, tape measure]
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" [syn: magnetic tape, mag
v 1: fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the
2: record on videotape [syn: videotape]
3: register electronically; "They recorded her singing" [syn: record]