The word "tape" often refers to a long, flat piece of flexible material. This material is used for fixing things, putting things together, measuring things, and for recording audio and video. This word can be used as a noun or as a verb.
Sound can be recorded on audio tape.
Video is recorded and stored on video tape.
Tape may be used to keep people away from dangerous areas.
Measuring tape is used to measure length and height.
A tailor uses tape to measure a person. He then uses the measurements for making clothes or for making alterations to clothes.
A person who is injured might have an injury wrapped up in tape. (tape = bandage)
Scotch tape is used when sealing things or when pasting things together.
Duct tape is used for fixing things that require a strong, heavy repair.
When painting a house, many people use masking tape to cover those areas that should not be painted.
The word "tape" is often used as a verb:
Gifts are wrapped and taped before they are given to a person who receives the gift.
Before painting, the molding and the woodwork in your home should be taped.
To record a show on TV, you can tape it. (The word "tape" is still used even when digital recording is the method of storage.)
The police tape off an area where a crime has been committed.
Before taping someone with video, you should ask for that person’s permission.