Meaning of “tape” - Learner’s Dictionary

tape

noun uk us /teɪp/
RECORDING [ C, U ]

a long, thin piece of plastic that is used to store sound, pictures, or information, or a plastic box containing it:

Can you turn the tape over?
I've got the match on tape.
STICKY [ U ]

a thin piece of plastic that has glue on one side and is used for sticking things together:

MATERIAL [ C, U ]

a long, thin piece of material used, for example, in sewing or to tie things together

→ See also red tape , Scotch tape

(Definition of “tape noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)