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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
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English

Etymology

Old English tæppe

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tape

Plural
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  1. Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides, adhesive tape.
    Hand me some tape. I need to fix a tear in this paper.
  2. Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll, video tape or audio tape.
    Did you get that on tape?
  3. Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus
    Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.
  4. Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll.
    After the party there was tape all over the place.
  5. (trading, from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.
    Don’t fight the tape.
  6. (ice hockey) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of hockey stick
    His pass was right on the tape.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to tape

Third person singular
tapes

Simple past
taped

Past participle
-

Present participle
taping

to tape (third-person singular simple present tapes, present participle taping, simple past and past participle taped)
  1. To bind with adhesive tape.
    Can you tape that together, please?
  2. To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.
    You shouldn’t have said that. The microphone was on and we were taping.

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Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

Noun

tape

  1. a gentle touch
  2. a pat

Guaraní

Noun

tape

  1. path
  2. way
  3. street

Norwegian

Etymology 1

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Noun

tape

  1. Alternative spelling of teip
Inflection


Verb

tape (present tense taper; past tense tapa/tapet; past participle tapa/tapet; present participle tapende; imperative tap)

  1. Alternative spelling of teipe

Etymology 2

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Particularly: “no”

Verb

tape (present tense taper; past tense tapte; past participle tapt; present participle tapende; imperative tap)

  1. to lose

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