Complete Definition of "tap"

wikipedia|dab=tap
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/tæp/
audio|en-us-tap.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æp

Etymology 1
OE. tæppa = OS. *tappo MLG. tappe etystub

Noun
en-noun

  1. A device used to dispense liquids.

#:We don't have bottled water, you'll have to get it from the tap.

  1. A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)

#:We drilled a hole and then cut the threads with the proper tap to match the valve's thread.

  1. A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.

#:The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill advised taps along its length.

Synonyms
i-c|device to dispense liquid faucet, handle, spigot, spout

Translations
trans-top|device to dispense liquid
Esperanto: krano
Finnish: hana
Polish: kran m, zawór m, kurek m
trans-mid
Portuguese: torneira f
trans-bottom

trans-top|device to cut internal threads
Finnish: kierteitystappi
French: [[taraud] m
trans-mid
Polish: gwintownik m
trans-bottom

trans-top|connection of a system to the main distribution
Finnish: ylimääräinen liitos
Polish: zawór główny m
trans-mid
trans-bottom

checktrans
trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|German: Zapfen, Spund, Hahn (1); Gewindeschneider (2)
ttbc|Hungarian: csap
ttbc|Kurdish: zembere f, henef f, mislik f, henefî f, henîfe f
trans-mid
ttbc|Norwegian: kran
ttbc|Spanish: canilla (f)
ttbc|Turkish: musluk
trans-bottom

Etymology 2
Old English tæppian etystub <!--should this really be a separate etym. from above?? -->

Verb
<!-- some of the below senses should probably be merged. -->
en-verb|tapp|ing

  1. To furnish with taps.
  2. on tap: To have something available; to open (a keg) with a tap.

#:We have draft beer on tap.

  1. To access a resource or object.

#:When he ran out of money, he decided to tap into his trust fund.

  1. To draw off liquid from a vessel

#:He tapped a new barrel of beer.

  1. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection

#:They can't tap the phone without a warrant.

  1. To intercept a communication without authority.

#:He was known to tap Cable TV and satellite dishes.

  1. context|mechanical To cut an internal screw thread.

#:Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.

  1. slang To have sexual intercourse with.

#:I would tap that hot girl over there. or, more informally, I'd tap that

Synonyms
i-c|intercept communications eavesdrop

Translations
trans-top|furnish with taps
Finnish: varustaa hana|hanalla
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|have "on tap"
Finnish: olla hana|hanassa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|access a resource or object
Finnish: verottaa, käyttää
Polish: wykorzystywać
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|draw off liquid from a vessel
Finnish: valuttaa, avata
Polish: napoczynać, spuszczać płyn
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|place a listening device
Finnish: asentaa salakuuntelulaite
Polish: założyć podsłuch
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|intercept communication
Finnish: katsella lupa|luvatta, salakuunnella
Polish: podsłuchiwać
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|make an internal thread
Finnish: tehdä sisäkierre/naaraskierre, kierteittää reikä
Polish: gwintować
trans-mid
trans-bottom

checktrans
trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|German: mit einem Hahn versehen, anzapfen; abzapfen; (Telefonate) abhören, (Ressourcen) erschließen; (Vorräte) anbrechen
trans-bottom

Etymology 3
Middle English tappe etystub

Verb
en-verb|tapp|ing

  1. To touch one's finger, foot, or other body parts on a surface (usually) repeatedly.

#:He was so nervous he began to tap his fingers on the table.
#:She tapped her companion on the back to indicate that she was ready to go.

  1. To make a sharp noise.

#:The tree, swaying in the breeze, began to tap on the window pane.

Synonyms
i-c|touch something|often repeatedly hit, patter, pound, rap, strike
i-c|make a sharp noise bang, ping, rap

Translations
trans-top|touch something, often repeatedly
Finnish: naputtaa, naputella, taputtaa
Polish: klepnąć, stuknąć
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|make a sharp noise
Finnish: napauttaa, kopauttaa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

checktrans
trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|German: klopfen
trans-bottom


Icelandic

Noun
tap

  1. loss

Category:Icelandic nouns

de:tap
fa:tap
fr:tap
io:tap
is:tap
it:tap
hu:tap
oc:tap
pl:tap
pt:tap
ru:tap
fi:tap
ta:tap
te:tap
vi:tap
tr:tap
vo:tap
zh:tap

Revision and Credits for"tap"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2020 All rights reserved.