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Definition of Tap

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strike gently, rap lightly; furnish with a tap; pierce in order to release a fluid; wiretap; cut screw threads into an object
light blow, gentle knock, rap; faucet, device which regulates the flow of a liquid through a pipe; stopper, plug; removal of bodily fluid (Medicine); connection in an electrical circuit; wiretap; tool which cuts an internal screw thread
Tap Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.
  
(v. t.)
To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
  
(v. t.)
To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
  
(v. t.)
To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.
  
(v. t.)
To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
  
(v. t.)
Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
  
(v. i.)
To strike a gentle blow.
  
(n.)
Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.
  
(n.)
A tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.
  
(n.)
A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.
  
(n.)
A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.
  
(n.)
A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
  
(n.)
A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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tap
\tap\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. tapped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. tapping.] [f. taper to strike; of teutonic origin; cf. dial. g. tapp, tapps, a blow, tappe a paw, fist, g. tappen to grope.]
1. to strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.
2. to put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
tap
\tap\, n. [cf. f. tape. see tap to strike.] 1. a gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
2. a piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.
3. pl. (mil.) 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.
tap
\tap\, v. i. to strike a gentle blow.
tap
\tap\, n. [as. t?ppa, akin to d. tap, g. zapfen, ohg. zapfo, dan. tap, sw. tapp, icel. tappi. cf. tampion, tip.] 1. a hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
2. a plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.
3. liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap. [colloq.]
4. a place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar. [colloq.]
5. (mech.) a tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Tap = n. hedge; heel piece
Cnithio = v. to tap, to twitch
Dwsel = n. a faucet, a tap
Hip = n. a sudden tap
Hipio = v. to tap, to tip
Twsel = n. a tap, a fawcet
Anagram
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Australian Slang
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cancer (rhyming slang)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the sound made by a gentle blow
(synonym) pat, rap
(hypernym) sound
(hyponym) pitter-patter
2. a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
(synonym) water faucet, water tap, spigot, hydrant
(hypernym) faucet
3. a gentle blow
(synonym) rap, strike
(hypernym) bump, blow
(derivation) rap, knock, pink
4. a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
(hypernym) plate
(derivation) tapdance
(classification) dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation
5. a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
(hypernym) tool
6. a plug for a bunghole in a cask
(synonym) spigot
(hypernym) plug, stopper, stopple
(part-holonym) barrel, cask
7. the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
(synonym) wiretap
(hypernym) investigation, investigating
(derivation) wiretap, intercept, bug
8. a light touch or stroke
(synonym) pat, dab
(hypernym) touch, touching
(derivation) rap, knock, pink

Verb
1. cut a female screw thread with a tap
(hypernym) cut
2. draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
(hypernym) withdraw, draw, take out, draw off
3. strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
(synonym) tip
(hypernym) strike
(hyponym) percuss
(derivation) pat, rap
4. draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
(synonym) exploit
(hypernym) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
(hyponym) maximize, maximise
5. tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
(synonym) wiretap, intercept, bug
(hypernym) listen in, eavesdrop
(derivation) wiretap
6. furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(derivation) spigot
7. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
(synonym) rap, knock, pink
(hypernym) sound, go
(derivation) rap, strike
8. walk with a tapping sound
(hypernym) walk
(derivation) pat, rap
9. dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
(synonym) tapdance
(hypernym) dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
10. draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
(hypernym) draw, take out
(derivation) spigot
11. pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
(hypernym) pierce
(derivation) spigot
12. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
(synonym) solicit, beg
(hypernym) request, bespeak, call for, quest
(hyponym) quest
Tap Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Glossary of petroleum Industry
a hole or opening in a line or vessel in which a gauge or valve may be inserted and screwed tight.
Tap Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
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Tap Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. To draw energy from a circuit. 2. To monitor, with or without authorization, the information that is being transmitted via a communications circuit. 3. To extract a portion of the signal from an optical fiber or communications link. Note: One method of tapping an optical fiber is to bend it to a relatively short radius, thus promoting radiation of a portion of the optical signal. [After FAA]
RF Electronics
A coupling device that obtains CATV signals from the coaxial cable in the distribution feeder, and connects it to the drop. Modern systems use directional couplers.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. To cut threads in a hole or tube.
2. The fluted tool used to cut the threads.
Airline Codes
TAP Air Portugal (Portugal)
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Tap Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Tap Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Tap or TAP or tapped may refer to:

Mechanical and electrical
  • Tap (valve), a device for controlling the release of a liquid or gas
  • Tap (transformer), part of an electrical device
    • Tap changer
    • Center tap
  • A cutting tool, part of a tap and die set

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Táp is a village in Gyor-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.

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Tap! is a magazine for owners of Apple’s iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), published by Future plc. It is a sister title to MacFormat.

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Tap Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
To cut threads inside of a hole. A tool for tapping.
Bowling Termes 1.0
When a pin stands on an apparent perfect strike hit. (burner, rap, touch)
Tap Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Lexicon of Tiddlywinks
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A valve and spout used to regulate delivery of a fluid at the end of a pipe.
Tap Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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Klingon - English
v. mash squash
Tap Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Alternative-Medicine Methods
Part of an apparently nameless system of "self-help" expounded by Claude M. Bristol and Harold Sherman in TNT: The Power Within You, first published in 1954. The larger system involves positive thinking and its theory posits telepathy. The authors described "TNT" as a "magnetic creative power" within people, a combination of a mental image of anything reasonable that one wants plus faith in oneself and in God (the "Great Creator"). The "tap, tap system" simply is repeated visualization of whatever one desires.