tape Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "tape" - English Dictionary

See all translations

tapenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /teɪp/

tape noun [C or U] (RECORDING)

thin plastic in a long, narrow strip with a magnetic covering that allows sounds or sounds and pictures to be recorded and played again, especially one on which sound is (to be) recorded: magnetic tape I've got that film on tape (= recorded) if you want to borrow it. If you give me a blank tape (= one with nothing on it) I'll record it for you.
More examples

tape noun [C or U] (STRIP)

a long, narrow strip of material that is sometimes sticky on one side: UK sticky tapethe (finishing) tape a tape stretched across the finishing line of a race that the winner breaks as they finish

tapeverb [T]

uk   us   /teɪp/

tape verb [T] (RECORD)

to record something on tape

tape verb [T] (USE STICKY STRIPS)

to use strips of sticky material, especially to fix two things together or to fasten a parcel: She taped a note to the door.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of tape from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tape?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tape” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More