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Is tape a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tape is a Scrabble US word. The word tape is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

T1A1P3E1

Is tape a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tape is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Valid words made from Tape

You can make 24 words from 'tape' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'tape'

PATE 6PEAT 6
TAPE 6TEPA 6

3 letters words from 'tape'

APE 5APT 5
ATE 3EAT 3
ETA 3PAT 5
PEA 5PET 5
TAE 3TAP 5
TEA 3 

2 letters words from 'tape'

AE 2AT 2
EA 2ET 2
PA 4PE 4
TA 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of tape

tape atpe tpae ptae apte pate taep atep teap etap aetp eatp tpea ptea tepa etpa peta epta apet paet aept eapt peat epat

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

Definitions and meaning of tape

tape

Etymology

From Middle English tape, tappe, from Old English tæppa, tæppe (ribbon, tape). Probably akin to Old Frisian tapia (to pull, rip, tear), Middle Low German tappen, tāpen (to grab, pull, rip, tear, snatch), Middle High German zāfen, zāven (to pull, tear).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /teɪ̯p/, [tʰeɪ̯p]
  • Rhymes: -eɪp

Noun

tape (countable and uncountable, plural tapes)

  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. (informal, by extension) Any video or audio recording, regardless of the method used to produce it.
  6. (informal) An unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus.
  7. (trading, from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.
  8. (ice hockey) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of a hockey stick
  9. (printing, historical) A strong flexible band rotating on pulleys for directing the sheets in a printing machine.

Derived terms

Descendants

Translations

Verb

tape (third-person singular simple present tapes, present participle taping, simple past and past participle taped)

  1. To bind with adhesive tape.
  2. To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.
  3. (informal, passive) To understand, figure out.

Related terms

  • roll tape
  • tape off

Descendants

  • Danish: tape
  • Norwegian:
    Bokmål: tape, teipe
    Nynorsk: tape, teipa

Translations

Anagrams

  • PETA, Paet, Pate, Peat, Peta, epta-, pate, peat, peta-, pâté, tepa

Danish

Etymology 1

From English tape (adhesive tape).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛjp/, [tˢɛjb̥]

Noun

tape c (singular definite tapen, not used in plural form)

  1. Scotch tape, adhesive tape
Usage notes

Rarely used in the sense video or audiocassette tape as a synonym to bånd. In this case it is neuter gender, singular definite tapet, plural indefinite tapes or tape, plural definite tapene.

Synonyms
  • klisterbånd
  • klæbestrimmel
Further reading
  • tape on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

Etymology 2

From English tape (to bind with adhesive tape).

Pronunciation

  • infinitive IPA(key): /tɛjpə/, [ˈtˢɛjb̥ə]
  • imperative IPA(key): /tɛjp/, [tˢɛjb̥ˀ]

Verb

tape (imperative tape, infinitive at tape, present tense taper, past tense tapede, perfect tense er/har tapet)

  1. tape (to bind with adhesive tape) [from 1965]

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English tape.

Pronunciation

Noun

tape m (plural tapes, diminutive tapeje n)

  1. tape

French

Etymology

From taper.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tap/

Noun

tape f (plural tapes)

  1. a gentle touch
  2. a pat

Verb

tape

  1. first-person singular present indicative of taper
  2. third-person singular present indicative of taper
  3. second-person singular imperative of taper

Further reading

  • “tape” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • pâte, pâté
  • péta

Guaraní

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ta.ˈpe/

Noun

tape (dependent form rape, third-person possessed form hape)

  1. path
  2. way
  3. street

Indonesian

Noun

tape (first-person possessive tapeku, second-person possessive tapemu, third-person possessive tapenya)

  1. Informal form of tapai.

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

tape

  1. Alternative form of tappe (plug)

Etymology 2

Noun

tape

  1. Alternative form of tappe (gentle touch)

Etymology 3

From Old English tæppa, tæppe (ribbon, tape); forms with a long vowel are difficult to explain.

Alternative forms

  • tappe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtap(ə)/, /ˈtaːp(ə)/

Noun

tape (plural tapes)

  1. (rare) band, ribbon, tape

Descendants

  • English: tape (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: tape
  • Yola: taape

References

  • “tāpe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English tape.

Noun

tape m (definite singular tapen, indefinite plural taper, definite plural tapene)

  1. alternative form of teip

Verb

tape (present tense taper, past tense tapa or tapet, past participle tapa or tapet)

  1. alternative form of teipe

Etymology 2

From Old Norse tapa. Cognate with Danish tabe, Swedish tappa and Faroese tapa.

Verb

tape (present tense taper, past tense tapte, past participle tapt)

  1. to lose
Related terms
  • tap

References

  • “tape” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English tape.

Noun

tape m (definite singular tapen, indefinite plural tapar, definite plural tapane)

  1. alternative form of teip

Verb

tape (present tense tapar, past tense tapa, past participle tapa, passive infinitive tapast, present participle tapande, imperative tap)

  1. alternative form of teipa

Etymology 2

Verb

tape (present tense tapar/taper, past tense tapa/tapte, past participle tapa/tapt, passive infinitive tapast, present participle tapande, imperative tap)

  1. alternative form of tapa

References

  • “tape” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈta.pi/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧pe

Verb

tape

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of tapar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of tapar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of tapar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of tapar

Spanish

Verb

tape

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tapar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tapar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tapar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tapar.

Noun

tape m (plural tapes)

  1. (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico) Scotch tape, tape

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Spanish) a scarf worn in Latin-American countries.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)