From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtapetape1 /teɪp/ ●●● S3 W3 AWL noun 1 for recording a) [uncountable]TCR narrow plastic material covered with a special magnetic substance, on which you can record sounds, pictures, or computer informationon tape (=recorded on tape) We’ve got the film on tape. I hate hearing my voice on tape. b) [countable]TCR a special plastic box containing a length of tape that you can record sound on syn cassette I’ll listen to the tape tomorrow. William lent me some of his Beatles tapes.tape of We played a tape of African music and began dancing. Bring me a blank tape and I’ll record it for you. c) TCR[countable] a special plastic box containing a length of tape that you can record sound and pictures on syn videotape2 sticky material [uncountable]D a narrow length of plastic that is sticky on one side and is used to stick things together syn Sellotape British English, Scotch tape American English a photo stuck to the wall with tape3 thin piece of material [countable, uncountable]DT a long thin piece of plastic or cloth used for purposes such as marking out an area of ground or tying things together Crime-scene tape marked out the position of the murdered man.4 → the tape5 for measuring [countable]TZ a tape measure → red tape
Examples from the Corpustape• Future schoolboys may look at tape of the shopping channels.• They can improve lighting, put contrasting tape on stairs, and use dark-colored dishes when serving light-colored foods.• This is done while the transfer of both pictures and original sound is being made on to a copy tape.• This latter case will favour the use of a sequential magnetic tape file.• Now that I have a CD player, I don't listen to my tapes anymore.• Note the crepe paper tape which can be used to lay down lines of various widths.• Compared to open-reel tape machines they are also easier to load and store and provide better protection for the tape.• On one wall, a walnut credenza held a stereo tape player.• Endorsed by famed consultant Zig Ziglar, Drury instructs over 50,000 each year at live presentations and through video tapes.blank tape• Put about ten on a blank tape, then play it once through to your Six.• Using the freezer facility, can I put all my games on blank tapes to load faster?• And the success of the established record industry's campaign for a royalty on blank tape could also contribute.• Buying that blank tape had been a waste, for she knew she would never dare play it back.