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cassette/tape/record deck
compilation CD/album/tape
cut the red tape
▪ The new rules should help cut the red tape for farmers.
insulating tape
magnetic tape
masking tape
measuring jug/cup/tape (=one used for measuring)
measuring tape
play a record/CD/tape etc
▪ DJs playing the latest house and techno tracks
red tape
▪ a procedure surrounded by bureaucracy and red tape
Scotch tape
sticky tape/label etcBritish English (= tape etc that is made so it will stick to surfaces)
tape deck
tape measure
tape record
tape recorder
tape recording
▪ The court heard tape recordings of the meeting.
ticker tape
▪ The transfers will often come away with the adhesive tape.
▪ Above the bed, attached with adhesive tape, was a New York City subway map.
▪ He pulled out an empty pasta box sealed at one end with industrial adhesive tape.
▪ The doctor fixed the drip to the bulkhead with adhesive tape.
▪ Buying that blank tape had been a waste, for she knew she would never dare play it back.
▪ Put about ten on a blank tape, then play it once through to your Six.
▪ And the success of the established record industry's campaign for a royalty on blank tape could also contribute.
▪ Using the freezer facility, can I put all my games on blank tapes to load faster?
▪ Occasionally users still require their data on magnetic tape and so this facility remains available.
▪ This included new forms of magnetic tapes, each of which could hold hundreds of intercepted microwave communications channels.
▪ This latter case will favour the use of a sequential magnetic tape file.
▪ Reams of data, miles of magnetic tape, but none of it satisfies even my own primitive appetite for answers.
▪ New media offer many advantages over the magnetic tapes that they replace.
▪ A dozen flying machines and their pilots would be no more than a blip on a piece of magnetic tape.
▪ Media item One item of a particular media type, for example, one disk or magnetic tape.
▪ Small files that demand multiple-key handling are usually stored on magnetic tape and processed sequentially.
▪ But red tape is an inevitable result of reform.
▪ Richard Pombo, R-Calif., who sponsored the guest worker amendment, said the current program involves too much red tape.
▪ Post-revolutionary bureaucratism consisted of authoritarianism, unrealistic planning and red tape.
▪ All the bureaucratic disclosures and red tape in the country can not offset either.
▪ They are terrified by Labour party proposals to create a great new machine spitting out red tape all over the countryside.
▪ One vexing problem is the inconsistency of the red tape that ensnares businessmen when they try to do practically anything.
▪ There had been red tape to contend with all along - but at last the children were back.
▪ But after years of training, fighting red tape and vicious sexism, Gera lasted for one game.
▪ They were in terrible condition, Scotch tape on some of them, others all beat up and scuffed and folded.
▪ You just tape her by the wings to an applicator stick using Scotch tape.
▪ I think it had a piece of Scotch tape holding one of the tubes together.
▪ A magazine photo of Castro was fixed to a wall with Scotch tape.
▪ A slip of paper was attached with Scotch tape.
▪ It was in her hand, a bundle of tissue paper held together with Scotch tape, neatly.
▪ Extension cords that looked frayed or suspicious were bound up in Scotch cellophane tape.
▪ Sticking plasters, perhaps made from paper or sticky tape, again in different shapes and sizes, offer choice and comparison.
▪ Put an old cushion inside a strong plastic bag, sealing it tightly with sticky tape.
▪ Not posters, fixed with sticky tape or drawing-pins.
▪ Or could I use a shoebox and sticky tape?
▪ Also, do not use large amounts of sticky tape to seal envelopes, as this can render them unusable.
▪ The lines marked out with sticky tape are where the kerb is going to be under the traffic-scheme proposals.
▪ Tearing the sticky tape from the front of his torch, he directed its increased light on to the grey metal door.
▪ Place one half on top of the other to form one large triangle, and stick together with sticky tape.
▪ Time/space travellers make audio tapes of the sounds and rhythms they have heard on the voyages.
▪ Film loops, slide sets, audio tapes, played a part.
▪ Pupils working in pairs or groups are required to operate the equipment, and to record a commentary on to audio tape.
▪ Video recordings are used more frequently than audio tape in the investigation of child abuse.
▪ Registered users will receive an audio tape to help with pronunciation.
▪ The term's work was not to be seen as leading up to the audio tape.
▪ The aid that we are most likely to use for the same reasons as video is the audio tape or cassette recorder.
▪ As she pulled out the last tenacious staple, a cassette tape fell out into her lap.
▪ Last year one Middlesex student became the first to submit a postgraduate thesis as a video cassette tape.
▪ She took out a cassette tape and pushed it into the car's tape-deck.
▪ A 46-minute audio cassette tape on Middlesbrough's promotion-winning season will be launched in Cleveland Centre on Saturday.
▪ But there are several proprietary packages which will run with most tape decks.
▪ A tape deck played a Beethoven symphony and children played with Fisher-Price toys.
▪ The lights were still on, and a cassette was clicking in a tape deck.
▪ Above the subwoofer is a 25-year-old reel-to-reel tape deck of the kind used in broadcast studios.
▪ Backup 7.2 supports QIC-40 and QIC-80 tape drives and it detects more than twice as many viruses as the previous version.
▪ I found that ordinary narrow masking tape was the answer.
▪ When I opened the frame I found, as I expected, that the drawing had been hinged with masking tape.
▪ Ideally the accumulated paint layers should be no thicker than the masking tape itself.
▪ Once the glue is dry you should place the photograph in the correct position, securing it with masking tape.
▪ Next stick strips of low-tack masking tape over the areas of background colour that you want to remain.
▪ Wrap the bottom corner with a couple of layers of masking tape to prevent the scraper from cutting the device.
▪ A ripping noise was soon identified as the sound of parcel masking tape.
▪ He was found to have two other knives, a roll of black masking tape and black cord.
▪ When you have guessed all these, get a tape measure and find the real sizes.
▪ Square the frame by pulling a tape measure from corner to corner to check diagonal measurements.
▪ There they gently laid it down on top of the so-centimetre mark at the middle of the tape measure.
▪ You all saw that to begin with the tape measure stretched across from one side to the other, exactly.
▪ Santa's first shock came from the tape measure - the Claus tum measured a bloated 47 inches.
▪ The tape measure is perfectly all right.
▪ They were asked to monitor their progress not only with scales but with a tape measure.
▪ I even had a tape recorder going, hidden behind the chair.
▪ After a few visits of this sort, he brought in a tape recorder.
▪ But there was another tape recorder.
▪ One day she asked him to leave the tape recorder with her overnight.
▪ They swamped me with their cameras, tape recorders and notebooks.
▪ From the earliest days of childhood, our brains act like tape recorders with the built-in microphone always on Record.
▪ He found the tape recorder attached to a small alcove carved out from underneath the desk.
▪ Even if you have a tape recorder, the tone and the lilt of the voice can change what a phrase means.
▪ Others want to make some preparation to help their families and friends, perhaps by writing letters or making tape recordings.
▪ Anyone with a home cassette player can testify to the questionable long-term durability of tape recordings.
▪ Lawyers pointed out that if Newall again lost his appeal over the tape recording, the Crown might be granted full costs.
▪ Critical listening enables nurses to evaluate communication and this skill can be developed by using the radio and teacher-produced tape recordings.
▪ A tape recording properly authenticated can be admissible.
▪ A social worker or police officer may, for example, produce a tape recording of an interview with a parent or child.
▪ The very high quality of the tape recordings also seems to rule out amateur enthusiasts.
▪ Their critique is verifiable by reference to the tape recording of the interview.
▪ Intermagnetics-Agra now has 11 video tape plants around the world, either operational or under construction.
▪ He opened it and looked at the video tape cassette inside.
▪ His biggest break comes in May when Sony starts to sell Beta hi-fi video tape recorders.
▪ This was why he had called for the video tapes of the day's events.
▪ But they're taking a video tape - rather like a film, you know.
▪ But an inquiry was launched into the handling of the case by West Mercia Police after this video tape came to light.
▪ The only bookcase he has is stacked with video tapes whose titles I do not read.
▪ Now everyone coming into or leaving the village will be recorded on video tape.
▪ Nobody who heard the tape could doubt his guilt.
▪ In reply, I asked if he had heard or seen any tapes of what I had said in public statements.
▪ Mina, will you ever hear these tapes?
▪ Dexter hadn't heard the tape Blanche was playing before.
▪ She didn't move when she heard Pascoe winding the tape back, nor did she look at him.
▪ On one occasion workmen using a sledgehammer across the street warbled along with the star after hearing Helen's tape.
▪ And that voice was nothing like the voice he had heard on the tape of church music.
▪ With Citizen Kane, what you hear on tape is how they sing live.
▪ Time and time again they listened to the tape.
▪ First, did anyone listen to the tape?
▪ A&R staff don't listen to a tape for the first time in front of a new artist.
▪ Debbie and I attended meetings, listened to tapes, and read books until our brains went into overload.
▪ But A&R is not just about sitting round listening to tapes.
▪ I listened to the tape just a few days ago.
▪ The patients enjoy listening to the tape, which includes local news as well as magazine items and stories.
▪ He listened to relaxation tapes and practiced breathing exercises to stop hyperventilating.
▪ It has been decided to play the tape in an attempt to entice them out of the enclosed channel.
▪ Anyone playing the tape would hear Michael Jackson crooning in the exact digital quality they would hear on a purchased Thriller tape.
▪ I play the tape and make my judgement.
▪ Before editing, the reporter will play the tape and take notes.
▪ People would play the tapes back afterwards and would sometimes send them to distant relatives.
▪ Here are some of the messages people find playing on their internal tape decks when they force themselves to stop to listen.
▪ Then he picked up a long poker from the fireplace and had it like a rifle when he played the tape again.
▪ Before she died, Wodka had recorded their phone conversation, and we played the tape to the jury.
▪ They have recorded about 15 tape albums and released one single on Melodia.
▪ Technically, in the field all material is recorded electromagnetically on cassette tapes.
▪ In Britain, copyright exists as soon as a song is recorded on to tape or written on manuscript.
▪ They are recorded on a 30-minute tape loop.
▪ Now everyone coming into or leaving the village will be recorded on video tape.
▪ ATCs were even asked to record their stories into tape recorders as they worked, for later analysis of patterns of response.
▪ They started to write songs together and Joan was persuaded to record some demo tapes.
▪ Pavement began as a recording collective that sent tapes back and forth across the country.
▪ She was secretly hoping that by some magic coincidence, Alan might phone while she was watching the tape.
▪ I watched the tape of the game, and the guy could have been penalized on every play.
▪ He had watched the tape of Ari's meeting with him and had been satisfied by Tammuz' reaction.
▪ In the weeks ahead, families would watch these tapes over and over.
▪ Barrett said he and his wife were watching a tape of the 49ers win over the Falcons Sunday night.
▪ I watched this tape, waiting for my father to come home.
▪ She knew it down in Tempe, and she saw it again clearly watching the tapes last night.
cassette recorder/tape recorder/video recorder etc
ticker tape parade
▪ Now that I have a CD player, I don't listen to my tapes anymore.
▪ Compared to open-reel tape machines they are also easier to load and store and provide better protection for the tape.
▪ Endorsed by famed consultant Zig Ziglar, Drury instructs over 50,000 each year at live presentations and through video tapes.
▪ Future schoolboys may look at tape of the shopping channels.
▪ Note the crepe paper tape which can be used to lay down lines of various widths.
▪ On one wall, a walnut credenza held a stereo tape player.
▪ 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.
▪ We weren't taped up this time, but we were blindfolded.
▪ On the way, I noticed that the rehearsal room was taped up with police seals.
▪ Her feet are blistered and taped up, and she is wearing shoes with the toes cut out to relieve the pressure.
▪ Krynauw Otto had his feet and ankles taped up, Teich enjoyed a massage and Lem started to throw the ball around.
▪ It was quite black, as if taped up from inside.
▪ No filing cabinets, no taped phone calls, and no yellowing fax paper.
▪ Even then they will have no evidence - unless perhaps they tape all conversations with their dealers, for themselves.
▪ Later, Fornek reported on his efforts to question Gingrich about the taped conversation that was picked up on a police scanner.
▪ A bodyguard taped their conversations, escaped abroad, then leaked excerpts to the opposition.
▪ Two days later, the taped conversation was in the papers.
▪ It is not known who taped the conversation or how.
▪ John and Alice Martin said in a news conference Monday that they had taped the conversation and given the tape to McDermott.
▪ Jim McDermott, D-Wash., after he was implicated in the leaking of a taped telephone conversation, Rep.
▪ Taken together, the taped conversations reveal a president seemingly consumed with the details of illegal plots against his enemies.
▪ She builds the story from taped interviews with 200 leading activists.
▪ Clinton was taping an interview at television studios across town at the time.
▪ There, experts taped an interview with him that may later be used in court.
▪ Like actor / playwright Anna Deveare Smith, he taped the interviews, and so the characters speak in their own words.
▪ The presentation will be accompanied by taped interviews with Avedon.
▪ Once I taped an interview with him.
▪ Nor, when taping an interview with Cruz a day later, did they ask him to repeat his story.
▪ By contract, he can't reveal how he did on the taped show.
▪ Q: You have to be under a lot of stress to tape 20 to 24 shows in two weeks.
▪ Q: How do your brothers treat you while taping the show?
▪ Do you mind if I tape this interview?
▪ They've got this taped up so well I can't get it open.
▪ Wilkins came out of the game to get his knee taped up.
▪ And him always bumming on to Derek about how he'd taped the whole of Brideshead Revisited.
▪ There was a dartboard above the phone with a picture of Thatcher taped over it.
▪ This call has been taped, for the record.
▪ Those fanatics who taped John Peel sessions were disturbed by the album's lack of clarity.
▪ You just tape her by the wings to an applicator stick using Scotch tape.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tape \Tape\, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. Tapestry, Tippet.]

  1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape.

  2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape.

    Red tape. See under Red.

    Tape grass (Bot.), a plant ( Vallisneria spiralis) with long ribbonlike leaves, growing in fresh or brackish water; -- called also fresh-water eelgrass, and, in Maryland, wild celery.

    Tape needle. See Bodkin, n., 4.


Tape \Tape\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taped; p. pr. & vb. n. Taping.]

  1. To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape; specif. (Elec.), to cover (a wire) with insulating tape.

  2. to record on audio tape or video tape; -- either directly, at the scene of the action tape, or indirectly, as from a broadcast of the action. ``I was busy when that episode was on TV, but I taped it and watched it later.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English tæppe "narrow strip of cloth used for tying, measuring, etc.," of uncertain origin; perhaps [Klein] a back-formation from Latin tapete "cloth, carpet," compare also Old Frisian tapia, Middle Low German tapen "to pull, pluck, tear." The original short vowel became long in Middle English.\n

\nAdhesive tape is from 1885; also in early use sometimes friction tape. Tape recorder "device for recording sound on magnetic tape" first attested 1932; from earlier meaning "device for recording data on ticker tape" (1892), from tape in the sense of "paper strip of a printer" (1884). Tape-record (v.) is from 1950. Tape-measure is attested from 1873; tape-delay is from 1968.


c.1600, "furnish with tape," from tape (n.). Meaning "attach with adhesive tape" is from 1932; meaning "to make a tape recording" is from 1950. Related: Taped; taping.\n


n. 1 Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides; adhesive tape. 2 Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll. 3 Finishing tape, stretched across a track to mark the end of a race. 4 Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll; videotape or audio tape. 5 Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus 6 (''trading'', from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades. 7 (context ice hockey English) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of a hockey stick vb. 1 To bind with adhesive tape. 2 To record, particularly onto magnetic tape. 3 (context informal passive English) To understand, figure out.

  1. n. a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; "he used a piece of tape for a belt"; "he wrapped a tape around the package"

  2. a recording made on magnetic tape; "the several recordings were combined on a master tape" [syn: tape recording, taping]

  3. the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in record time"

  4. measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure" [syn: tapeline, tape measure]

  5. memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview" [syn: magnetic tape, mag tape]

  1. v. fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the box"

  2. record on videotape [syn: videotape]

  3. register electronically; "They recorded her singing" [syn: record] [ant: erase]

Tape (film)

Tape is a 2001 American camcorder drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Stephen Belber, based on his play of the same name. It stars Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman. The entire film takes place in real time.

Tape (play)

Tape is a 1999 play by Stephen Belber. It was first produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Plays. It was later filmed by Richard Linklater as Tape starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman. It follows classical unities of action, time and space, featuring three characters in a single plot (narrative) regarding their differing perspectives of past events, in one unbroken period of real-time, in a single motel room set.

Usage examples of "tape".

I had not tried to get myself on the uneditable tape, to provide the watchers some clue about where this abomination was taking place .

One tape, in particular, featured a young girl hung up by her arms from a beam in a cellar and abused by two men, one black, one white, while she is helpless.

Another showed a young woman apparently drugged, and then gagged with masking tape, before being abused by two men.

He judged the bagpipe competition himself, and held one end of the tape that measured the jumps, besides delighting the whole assembled company by his affability and good spirits.

On the aft wall Pacino had taped a large chart of the Go Hai and Korea bays, the Lushun area in the center.

The idea was that some of the most interesting tapes could be released on a cheap-label album, possibly monthly like a magazine.

The Beatles plan to tape several discussion sessions amongst themselves as an album release probably for the fall.

It sounds very much like a home tape and would probably have been on a John and Yoko solo album like Two Virgins had it been recorded a little later.

The allegation on the tapes that Vernon Jordan was trying to silence Lewinsky with a job was the perfect link to their investigation of Jordan, whom they suspected was trying to silence Webster Hubbell by helping him get a lucrative contract with Revlon.

Tallahassee was not sure if that Ashake memory tape had been edited before it was forced upon her, but she believed that it had been.

Once, watching him as he slept, she played the balalaika tape for herself alone, but only once.

Journals, tapes, reels, codices, file boxes, bescribbled papers were piled on every table.

There were microphones and a Revox A77 tape recorder which Paul used to produce a long-drawn-out echo that made even the stoned bongo playing of his non-musician friends sound terrific.

As soon as the equipment was off-loaded, the choppers took off and began circling the site, taping aerial and establishing shots of the glass pancake that had supported Amos Bulla for six fat, happy years.

Nicky, eyes closed, limp as a bag of garbage, hands bound behind her back, bungee cord around her ankles, duct tape covering her mouth.