narrow plastic material covered with a special magnetic substance, on which you can record sounds, pictures, or computer information
on tape (=recorded on tape)
We've got the film on tape.
I hate hearing my voice on tape.
a special plastic box containing a length of tape that you can record sound on [= cassette]:
I'll listen to the tape tomorrow.
William lent me some of his Beatles tapes.
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 [= videotape]
a narrow length of plastic that is sticky on one side and is used to stick things together [= Sellotape BrE; = Scotch tape AmE]
a photo stuck to the wall with tape
a long thin piece of plastic or cloth used for purposes such as marking out an area of ground or tying things together:
thin piece of material[uncountable and countable]DT
Crime-scene tape marked out the position of the murdered man.
a string stretched out across the finishing line in a race and broken by the winner
a tape measure