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3 letters words from 'tap'

APT 5PAT 5
TAP 5 

2 letters words from 'tap'

AT 2PA 4
TA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of tap

tap atp tpa pta apt pat

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tap. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tap.

Definitions and meaning of tap

tap

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tæp/, [tʰæp]
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /tɐːp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

From Middle English tappe, from Old English tæppa, from Proto-Germanic *tappô. The verb is from Middle English tappen, from Old English tæppian, from Proto-Germanic *tappōną, from the noun.

Noun

tap (plural taps)

  1. A tapering cylindrical pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask.
    Synonym: spigot
  2. A device used to dispense liquids.
    Synonyms: faucet, handle, spigot, spout
  3. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor.
  4. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking.
    Synonyms: taproom, bar
  5. (mechanics) A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)
  6. A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.
  7. An interception of communication by authority.
  8. A device used to listen in secretly on telephone calls. [from 20th c.]
  9. (medicine, informal) A procedure that removes fluid from a body cavity.
    Synonym: paracentesis
Derived terms
  • tapless
  • taproom
  • taproot
  • tap water
Translations

Verb

tap (third-person singular simple present taps, present participle tapping, simple past and past participle tapped)

  1. To furnish with taps.
  2. To draw off liquid from a vessel.
  3. To deplete, especially of a liquid via a tap; to tap out.
  4. To exploit.
  5. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection. [from 19th c.]
  6. To intercept a communication without authority.
    Synonym: eavesdrop
  7. (mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.
  8. (card games, board games) To turn or flip a card or playing piece to remind players that it has already been used that turn (by analogy to "tapping," in the sense of drawing on to the point of temporary exhaustion, the resources or abilities represented by the card).
  9. (informal) To cadge, borrow or beg.
  10. (medicine, informal) To drain off fluid by paracentesis.
  11. To advance someone for a post or job, or for membership of a club.
Derived terms
  • on tap
  • on the tap
  • tap into
  • tapped out
  • tap to pay
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English tappen, teppen, from Old French tapper, taper (to tap), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *tappōn, *dabbōn (to strike) or from Middle Low German tappen, tapen ("to tap, rap, strike"); both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *dab- (to strike), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰAbʰ- (to beat, strike, stun, be speechless). Related to German tappen (to grope, fumble), Icelandic tappa, tapsa, tæpta (to tap). Related to dab.

Verb

tap (third-person singular simple present taps, present participle tapping, simple past and past participle tapped)

  1. To strike lightly. [from early 13th c.]
  2. To touch one's finger, foot, or other body parts on a surface (usually) repeatedly.
    Synonyms: hit, patter, pound, rap, strike; see also Thesaurus:hit
  3. To make a sharp noise.
    Synonyms: hit, bang, ping, rap
  4. (graphical user interface) To operate an electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) by tapping a specific place on its (capacitive or other) touch screen.
    Coordinate term: click
  5. To designate for some duty or for membership, as in 'a tap on the shoulder'. [from mid-20th c.]
  6. (slang, vulgar, transitive) To have sexual intercourse with.
    Synonyms: go to bed with, hit, sleep with, wap; see also Thesaurus:copulate with
  7. (combat sports) To submit to an opponent by tapping one's hand repeatedly.
    Synonym: tap out
  8. (combat sports, transitive) To force (an opponent) to submit.
    Synonym: tap out
  9. To put a new sole or heel on.
Translations

Noun

tap (plural taps)

  1. A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)
  2. (dance) Ellipsis of tap dance.
  3. (computing, graphical user interface) The act of touching a touch screen.
    Coordinate term: click
  4. A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.
    Synonym: heeltap
  5. (military) A signal, by drum or trumpet, for extinguishing all lights in soldiers' quarters and retiring to bed; usually given about a quarter of an hour after tattoo.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of 1881, Thomas Wilhelm, "A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer" to this entry?)
  6. (phonetics) A consonant sound made by a single muscle contraction, such as the sound [ɾ] in the standard American English pronunciation of body.
    Synonym: flap
Translations

Etymology 3

Hindi [Term?]

Noun

tap

  1. An Indian malarial fever.

Anagrams

  • APT, ATP, PAT, PTA, Pat, TPA, ap't, apt, apt., pat

Albanian

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Noun

tap

  1. struck, hit

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈtap/
  • Rhymes: -ap

Noun

tap m (plural taps)

  1. tap, spigot
  2. (castells) A casteller inserted into an empty space in a pinya to make it more compact

Derived terms

  • ésser un tap de barral

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Danish tapp.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtap/, [ˈtˢɑb̥]

Noun

tap c (singular definite tappen, plural indefinite tappe or tapper)

  1. (mechanics) protruding component of a device
  2. (anatomy) cone cell
  3. (informal) penis
  4. (erotic literature) clitoris
    • 2014, Hans Otto Jørgensen, Ove gasser op: Udvalgte noveller, Gyldendal A/S (→ISBN)
      Hun kælede for hullet med spidsen, krængede lapperne yderligere, og så fandeme kom også dér tappen til syne.
    • 2014, 2016, Christian Møgeltoft, Uskyld, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      Da hans tunge fandt den lille hårde tap, klynkede hun som et barn, der bliver slået.

Inflection

Etymology 2

Acronym of teknisk-administrativt personale.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtap/, [ˈtˢɑb̥]

Noun

tap c (singular definite tap'en, plural indefinite tap'er)

  1. member of technical and administrative staff

Inflection

Etymology 3

Verb

tap

  1. imperative of tappe

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch tappe (closing pin, stopper), from Old Dutch *tappo, from Proto-Germanic *tappô.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑp/
  • Hyphenation: tap
  • Rhymes: -ɑp

Noun

tap m (plural tappen, diminutive tapje n)

  1. tap

Usage notes

Although this term can be used to mean a tap from which water flows, this usage is rare; the more common term is kraan. It is most commonly used to refer to a beer tap.

Synonyms

  • kraan

Derived terms

  • biertap
  • flappentap
  • tapbier
  • tappen

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: tap

Icelandic

Etymology

From tapa (to lose).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʰaːp/
  • Rhymes: -aːp

Noun

tap n (genitive singular taps, nominative plural töp)

  1. loss, damage

Declension

Related terms

  • tapa

K'iche'

Noun

tap

  1. (Classical K'iche') crab

Lashi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tap/

Verb

tap

  1. to make something burn
  2. to make something stick

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[4], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis).

Middle English

Verb

tap

  1. Alternative form of tappen (to touch gently)

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑːp/

Noun

tap n (definite singular tapet, indefinite plural tap, definite plural tapa or tapene)

  1. (a) loss

Derived terms

Related terms

  • tape (Etymology 2)

References

  • “tap” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑːp/

Noun

tap n (definite singular tapet, indefinite plural tap, definite plural tapa)

  1. (a) loss, defeat

Derived terms

References

  • “tap” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Spanish

Noun

tap m (uncountable)

  1. tap, tap dancing

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Maori) treasure, something highly prized.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)