4 a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
5 a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
6 a plug for a bunghole in a cask [syn: spigot]
7 the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information [syn: wiretap]
1 cut a female screw thread with a tap
2 draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
3 strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder" [syn: tip]
4 draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely" [syn: exploit]
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?" [syn: wiretap, intercept, bug]
6 furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
7 make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently" [syn: rap, knock, pink]
8 walk with a tapping sound
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" [syn: tapdance]
10 draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
11 pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
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" [syn: solicit, beg] [also: tapping, tapped]
- Rhymes with: -æp
Etymology 1tæppa = *tappo tappe
- A device used to dispense liquids.
- 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.
- 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.
device to dispense liquid
device to cut internal threads
Etymology 2Old English tæppian
- To furnish with taps.
- on tap: To have something available; to open (a keg) with a tap.
- To access a resource or object.
- To draw off liquid from a vessel
- He tapped a new barrel of beer.
- To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired
- They can't tap the phone without a warrant.
- To intercept a communication without authority.
- In the context of "mechanical": To cut an internal screw
- Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
- To have sexual
- I would tap that hot girl over there. or, more informally, I'd tap that
have "on tap"
draw off liquid from a vessel
- ttbc German: mit einem Hahn versehen, anzapfen; abzapfen; (Telefonate) abhören, (Ressourcen) erschließen; (Vorräte) anbrechen
Etymology 3Middle English tappe
- To touch one's finger, foot, or other body parts on a surface (usually) repeatedly.
- To make a sharp noise.
make a sharp noise
- ttbc German: klopfen
- A repeated touching of one's hands, foot or other body part.
- When Steve felt a tap on his shoulder, he turned around.
Tap may refer to:
- Tap (valve), controls the release of a liquid or gas
- Tap or flap consonant, a type of consonantal sound
- Telephone tapping, the monitoring of telephone conversations by a third party
- Tap (transformer), an intermediate connection point on an electrical transformer
- Tapping, a playing technique for stringed instruments
- Tap dance
- Tap (gaming), tapping as a gaming term
- Tap (film), 1989 movie starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr
- To tap a furnace containing molten metal is to remove the metal from the furnace.
- Tap, one of two 1974 FIFA World Cup mascots.
- Táp, a village in Hungary
- Tap, a term commonly used in FIR filter design to denote one term of the difference equation.
- Tap and die, cutting tools used to cut screw threads in solid substances (to tap, or tapping).
TAP may stand for:
- TAP Portugal, a Portuguese airline
- TAP Pharmaceutical Products
- Test Access Port or network tap, in computer and communications equipment
- Trans-Adriatic Pipeline
- Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline
- transporter associated with antigen processing
- Tajna Armia Polska, a resistance movement in Poland, during the Second World War
- Tuition Assistance Program, a financial aid program in New York State
- Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
- Trans-Arabian Pipeline
- Tandem Affinity Purification, a method to detect protein-protein interactions
- Tomographic Atom Probe, an instrument in which a sharp tip is ionized and a 3D atomic reconstruction is made.
- TUN/TAP, a virtual Ethernet device driver
- Telocator Alphanumeric input Protocol aka IXO
- Test Anything Protocol, a standard output format for the display of software unit testing results
- The Alpiri Project a Semantic Web application
- The Amazing Pudding, a magazine about Pink Floyd
- Transferred Account Procedure the mechanism by which mobile telecom operators exchange roaming billing information
- Test Access Port, another name for the controlling state machine part of the JTAG boundary scan architecture
- Temporal Analysis of Products, A transient experimental reactor used to characterize heterogeneous catalysts.
- Topfield Application Program, a software program used to customise the operation of a Topfield PVR.
- Transit Access Pass, a multi-ride fare card used in Los Angeles County
- TAP, the NYSE and TSX stock symbol for the Molson Coors Brewing Company.
- Teens Against Pornography, a support forum for teenagers struggling with pornography.
- Thallium Hydrogen Phthalate, an organometallic crystal.
- Microsoft TAP, an acronym for Microsoft Technology Adoption Program, a select program for beta software releases
- Time-sharing Assembly Program for the SDS 940 computer
- TAP (novelette) is a 1995 novelette by Greg Egan
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