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A lot of the time, when I'm choreographing, I'm not thinking about what movement look best next to the next movement - I'm actually thinking about what song and what sound sounds right next to the next thing. So kind of choreographing as if I'm always making a mix tape, so to speak.
Kyle Abraham

Meaning of "tape" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAPE

Old English tæppe; related to Old Frisian tapia to pull, Middle Dutch tapen to tear.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TAPE

tape  [teɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAPE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tape is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tape in English.

WHAT DOES TAPE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of tape in the English dictionary

The first definition of tape in the dictionary is a long thin strip, made of cotton, linen, etc, used for binding, fastening, etc. Other definition of tape is any long narrow strip of cellulose, paper, metal, etc, having similar uses. Tape is also a string stretched across the track at the end of a race course.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TAPE

PRESENT

Present
I tape
you tape
he/she/it tapes
we tape
you tape
they tape
Present continuous
I am taping
you are taping
he/she/it is taping
we are taping
you are taping
they are taping
Present perfect
I have taped
you have taped
he/she/it has taped
we have taped
you have taped
they have taped
Present perfect continuous
I have been taping
you have been taping
he/she/it has been taping
we have been taping
you have been taping
they have been taping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I taped
you taped
he/she/it taped
we taped
you taped
they taped
Past continuous
I was taping
you were taping
he/she/it was taping
we were taping
you were taping
they were taping
Past perfect
I had taped
you had taped
he/she/it had taped
we had taped
you had taped
they had taped
Past perfect continuous
I had been taping
you had been taping
he/she/it had been taping
we had been taping
you had been taping
they had been taping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tape
you will tape
he/she/it will tape
we will tape
you will tape
they will tape
Future continuous
I will be taping
you will be taping
he/she/it will be taping
we will be taping
you will be taping
they will be taping
Future perfect
I will have taped
you will have taped
he/she/it will have taped
we will have taped
you will have taped
they will have taped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been taping
you will have been taping
he/she/it will have been taping
we will have been taping
you will have been taping
they will have been taping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tape
you would tape
he/she/it would tape
we would tape
you would tape
they would tape
Conditional continuous
I would be taping
you would be taping
he/she/it would be taping
we would be taping
you would be taping
they would be taping
Conditional perfect
I would have tape
you would have tape
he/she/it would have tape
we would have tape
you would have tape
they would have tape
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been taping
you would have been taping
he/she/it would have been taping
we would have been taping
you would have been taping
they would have been taping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tape
we let´s tape
you tape
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tape
Past participle
taped
Present Participle
taping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TAPE


agape
əˈɡeɪp
ape
eɪp
cape
keɪp
cityscape
ˈsɪtɪskeɪp
crepe
kreɪp
drape
dreɪp
escape
ɪˈskeɪp
gape
ɡeɪp
grape
ɡreɪp
landscape
ˈlændˌskeɪp
nape
neɪp
pape
peɪp
rape
reɪp
reshape
riːˈʃeɪp
retape
ˌriːˈteɪp
scape
skeɪp
scrape
skreɪp
seascape
ˈsiːˌskeɪp
shape
ʃeɪp
videotape
ˈvɪdɪəʊˌteɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAPE

tapas bar
tape deck
tape drive
tape echo
tape grass
tape head
tape machine
tape measure
tape recorder
tape recording
tape slap
tape streamer
tape transport
tape-record
tapeable
tapeless
tapelike
tapeline
tapen
tapenade

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAPE

adhesive tape
cassette tape
chape
correction tape
duct tape
Eastern Cape
etape
gaffer tape
gang rape
Great Escape
masking tape
Northern Cape
out of shape
red tape
shipshape
take shape
the Cape
the grape
ticker tape
Western Cape

Synonyms and antonyms of tape in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TAPE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tape» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tape

Translation of «tape» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAPE

Find out the translation of tape to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tape from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tape» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

磁带
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cinta
570 millions of speakers

English

tape
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टेप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَرِيط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пленка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fita magnética
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফিতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bande
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pita
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Band
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テープ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

테이프
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tape
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dây
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாடா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bant
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cassetta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

taśma
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плівка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bandă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαγνητική ταινία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

band
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

band
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

teip
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tape

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAPE»

The term «tape» is very widely used and occupies the 3.457 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAPE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tape

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10 QUOTES WITH «TAPE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tape.
1
Kyle Abraham
A lot of the time, when I'm choreographing, I'm not thinking about what movement look best next to the next movement - I'm actually thinking about what song and what sound sounds right next to the next thing. So kind of choreographing as if I'm always making a mix tape, so to speak.
2
Grant Achatz
Anything that could ever prevent me from achieving a goal, I put in a box, tape it up, throw it over my shoulder. You aim for a goal and attain it. Then you look to the next one.
3
Herb Alpert
It's very clean. With tape, you get noise.
4
Michael Baden
Tape is wonderful at preserving evidence - fingerprints, hairs, fibers. tape preserves this, especially on the sticky side, even if the body's been out there for a year.
5
Michael Bergin
Calvin had finally taken a look at the ET tape, and he had reacted just as she had expected he would. He loved it; he loved me. Suddenly he was thinking of me for everything: underwear, jeans, suits, even the Escape fragrance campaign.
6
W. E. B. Du Bois
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
7
Joelle Carter
The first entry into modeling doesn't build your confidence. They pull out the tape measure and pick you apart. I'm a curvy woman, so I was definitely told I was 'too curvy.'
8
Nayvadius Cash
My day one fans - my fans from my mix tape days - know my life now. They know where I've been. You don't want to have a disconnection with those fans. You have to give them all of you because they feel like they've known you.
9
Jim Coleman
First, I'm trying to edit down about 7 hours of material which I made prior to the Cop days and find some way to get it out. This stuff is pretty out there, mostly sonic collages and tape manipulations.
10
Geoff Davis
The sooner we rein in the red tape factory in Washington, D.C., the sooner small businesses can get back to creating jobs and helping more Americans find an honest day's work.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAPE»

Discover the use of tape in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tape and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tape Op: The Book about Creative Music Recording
(Book). This book features interviews and articles from issues 11 to 20 of Tape Op , an independently published magazine founded in 1996.
Larry Crane, 2010
2
Go Crazy with Duct Tape
"Gifts, fashions, parties, home decor, & more!"--Cover.
Patti Wallenfang, 2012
3
Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India
DIVExamining the chronic, widespread poverty in India, the world's fourth largest economy, Akhil Gupta theorizes the relation between the state in India and the poor as one of structural violence./div
Akhil Gupta, 2012
4
The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture ...
This book allows readers a window onto the confluence of artistry, innovation, drugs, sexuality, poverty, resourcefulness and, most importantly, the sense of fun that permeated the air during those years.
David W. Bernstein, 2008
5
The Kids' Guide to Duct Tape Projects
Duct tape isn't just for fixing things anymore! Wallets, phone covers, board games if you can imagine it, you can make it with duct tape. Get step by step instructions on how to make these projects and many more!
J. Angelique Johnson, 2011
6
Rules and Red Tape: A Prism for Public Administration Theory ...
Co-authors Barry Bozeman and Mary Feeney have fundamentally reworked and extended the previous book, and include new chapters that review and integrate the recent work on red tape research that has burgeoned in the fields of public ...
Barry Bozeman, Mary K. Feeney, 2011
7
Techniques of Tape Reading
Techniques of Tape Reading shows traders how to incorporate the best aspects of tape reading into a modern trading plan, by understanding the correlation between volume and price and simply trading off what a stock's price movement is ...
Vadym Graifer, Chris Schumacher, 2003
8
Just Duct Tape It!
Presents instructions for creating and decorating a variety of items using duct tape.
Patti Wallenfang, Leisure Arts, 2011
9
Red Tape, Its Origins, Uses, and Abuses
In this book, Kaufman attempts a detached examination of the subject to find out why something so universally detested flourishes so widely and enjoys such powers of endurance.
Herbert Kaufman
10
The Jumbo Duct Tape Book
A hilarious look at the many uses of duct tape ranges from taping the gas pedal for cruise control to transforming sneakers into golf shoes by punching nails through duct tape and attaching them to the soles to saving energy by taping all ...
Jim Berg, Tim Nyberg, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAPE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tape is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wrestler Hulk Hogan fired over race outburst caught on tape
The recording is from tapes at the centre of a $100m libel case Hogan brought against Gawker after the site posted film of Hogan in sexual congress with the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
World Exclusive: Hulk's N-Word Racist Rants Caught On Tape
UPDATE: The WWE acted swiftly in the wake of The National ENQUIRER's explosive report – FIRING Hulk Hogan! In a statement to The ENQUIRER, The WWE ... «The National Enquirer, Jul 15»
3
50 Cent Ordered to Pay an Extra $2 Million in Sex Tape Lawsuit
50 Cent – who filed for bankruptcy earlier this month – has been ordered to pay an extra $2 million in punitive damages to the woman featured in a sex tape that ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»
4
50 Cent plays down wealth in sex tape damages case at New York …
50 Cent has played down his wealth while giving evidence in a case that will decide if he'll have to pay extra damages over a leaked sex tape. He's been giving ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
5
50 Cent's bankruptcy will not get him out of his $5 million sex tape
A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that a lawsuit over a sex tape can proceed against rapper 50 Cent, despite his bankruptcy filing. A New York jury ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
6
50 Cent declares bankruptcy days after losing $5M sex tape
Jackson got the 2008 tape from the man in it -- Leviston's boyfriend at the time. The rapper and his lawyers said that Jackson didn't actually post the video but ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
50 Cent ordered to pay woman $5m in sex tape case
Someone else's sex tape is proving to be costly for 50 Cent. A jury has ordered the rapper-actor to pay $5m (£3.2m) to a woman who said he acquired a video ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
New York will hold ticker-tape parade for champion US women's team
The events have been known as ticker-tape parades, from the ticker tape that was showered down upon those being celebrated from people in the nearby ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
9
Long road to recovery for dog with muzzle taped shut
It's going to be a long road to recovery for Caitlyn, the 15-month-old dog found with electrical tape wrapped around her muzzle, according to the Charleston ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
10
Iggy Azalea target of hackers saying they'll release sex tape of rapper
Azalea has previously denied the existence of a sex tape, and has said: "Anyone who releases or attempts to make profit off someone else's intimate moments ... «CBC.ca, Dec 14»

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