1.A narrow strip of material, typically used to hold or fasten something.
‘a reel of tape '
‘a dirty apron fastened with thin tapes'
‘Wherever paint met tape, and therefore stuck to tape, both tape and paint now came away from the wall, exposing the flowery wallpaper underneath.'
‘The idea is to draw a grid on the pants front and back pattern and a create a matching grid on the existing pants using the narrow tape.'
‘The Foley catheter then is secured to the patient's leg with a leg strap or tape.'
2.A strip of paper or plastic coated with adhesive and sold in a roll, used to stick things together.
‘secure the bandage with tape'
‘double-sided sticky tape'
‘He, however, did not explain fragments found at the scene, including pieces of plastic and insulation tape, which were part of the debris from the package.'
‘Others had cracked windscreens held together by tape.'
‘It took at least fifteen minutes to open and all the time he was pulling and tearing with useless fingers at the layers of tape and glossy paper, she was watching him.'
3.A strip of material stretched across the finishing line of a race, to be broken or dislodged by the winner.
‘If they survived that, and the ceremony, the newlyweds were required to hold the winning tape for a race among villagers along the main street.'
‘As the race nears the tape they are both on their feet, hollering.'
‘She went into high gear in the last few meters on Friday to win the women's marathon, while Allan Ballester of the Philippines crossed the men's tape.'
‘The American athlete, known for her bullet starts got off to a flyer but a competitor ran her down and caught her at the tape.'
‘Safety measures were taken during the protest with a cordon put around the children, in the shape of a ribbon which had been used during the school's sports day as a finishing tape.'
4.A strip of material used to mark off an area or form a notional barrier.
‘A car accident on the road leading to Tarn Hows earlier this month led to police placing an accident notice, four bollards and highly-visible blue and white police tape.'
‘Blue and white tape sealed off a 75-yard area of Roundhay Road leading to the junction with Harehills Lane.'
‘He was excluded for touching the tapes, but Smith took his place and followed another team-mate home for full points.'
‘I could see the yellow police tape inside marking out the space where the jumper had landed, somewhere near the middle of the lobby.'
‘The police tape is taken away and he rushes past into the building explaining to an officer that he lives there.'
5.A tape measure.
‘Measure the distance with a tape.'
‘Using the clinometer, the spot on the trunk that is at eye level is identified and the distance from the eye to the level point on the trunk is measured with a tape or laser rangefinder.'
‘The joint is next measured with a tape, snugly passing round the foot.'
6.Long, narrow flexible material with magnetic properties, used for recording sound, pictures, or computer data.
‘they put four songs on tape'
‘From the 1950s until the end of the 1990s radio programmes were stored on large reels of tape which were kept in bulky boxes.'
‘He taught me how to edit tape without marking it with a grease pencil.'
‘No, it was just an audition that I did on tape and the tape got sent away.'
‘He looked from his subject to the plastic window of the cassette recorder where the tape spooled.'
7.A cassette or reel containing magnetic tape for recording.
‘he inserted a tape in the recorder'
‘The church is without an organist and the congregation sings along to taped recordings of hymns, which is fine when the right tapes are inserted.'
‘A mini-DV cassette is of similar dimensions to an audio cassette and about half the size, with tapes priced from around $10 each.'
‘Vendors are seen hawking large consignments of assorted music tapes and compact discs.'
‘Reel to reel and DAT tapes were stacked neatly on a table.'
8.A recording on a cassette or reel.
‘a tape of a radio talk'
‘Most of the time I would listen to the radio rather than tapes.'
‘The president of WNYC Radio, said the decision to air the Georgia tapes was ″not something we decided to do lightly″.'
‘‘We went to the radio and recorded a tape,' says Shabalala.'
‘So in order to save time and effort, you can copy the tapes to a DVD without the use of a computer.'
1.A recording on a cassette or reel.
‘it is not known who taped the conversation'
2.Record (sound or pictures) on audio or video tape.
‘He demands quiet in the house while he tapes all his LPs with his new tape recorder.'
‘Get one person with a video camera and tape yourselves skating, don't drop the camera though!'
‘Thirteen episodes have been taped so far, and the ratings bode well for a second season.'
‘One tape had been taped over prior to being requested for by the FBI.'
3.Fasten or attach (something) with adhesive tape.
‘a note taped to the fridge'
‘We found him taping pictures to every classroom door on the first floor.'
‘He glanced down at the picture of him and Joey that was taped to the dashboard.'
‘I walked up to my door and saw all of my anime pictures that I had taped to it.'
‘Half an hour later we were taping pictures, leaving room for the essay we were suppose to write, on our project board.'
4.Seal or mark off an area or thing with tape.
‘they taped off an area round the scene of the explosion'
‘The car park's entrance and exit roads were taped off, with motorists who wanted to use it being asked to go elsewhere.'
‘I went out later and saw that the area had been taped off by police.'
‘What saddens me, is that half the arena is taped off, all on the side you don't see on TV.'
‘The parking lot around the building was taped off.'