tape


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tape \Tape\, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. Tapestry,
   Tippet.]
   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.
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   2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve
      as a tapeline; as, a steel tape.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tape \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.

   2. to record on audio tape or video tape; -- either directly,
      at the scene of the action tape, or indirectly, as from a
      broadcast of the action. "I was busy when that episode was
      on TV, but I taped it and watched it later."
      [PJC]
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