"tapes" in the noun sense
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. tape, tape recording, taping
a recording made on magnetic tape
"the several recordings were combined on a master tape"
the finishing line for a foot race
"he broke the tape in record time"
4. tape, tapeline, tape measure
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"
5. magnetic tape, mag tape, tape
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"
"tapes" in the verb sense
fasten or attach with tape
"tape the shipping label to the box"
2. videotape, tape
record on videotape
3. record, tape
"They recorded her singing"
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