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Definition of TAP

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Tap \Tap\, v. i.
     To strike a gentle blow.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tap \Tap\, n. [AS. t[ae]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. [1913 Webster]

     2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet. [1913 Webster]

     3. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     4. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {On tap}.
        (a) Ready to be drawn; as, ale on tap.
        (b) Broached, or furnished with a tap; as, a barrel on tap.

     {Plug tap} (Mech.), a screw-cutting tap with a slightly tapering end.

     {Tap bolt}, a bolt with a head on one end and a thread on the other end, to be screwed into some fixed part, instead of passing through the part and receiving a nut. See Illust. under {Bolt}.

     {Tap cinder} (Metal.), the slag of a puddling furnace. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tap \Tap\, n. [Cf. F. tape. See {Tap} to strike.]
     1. A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     2. A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel. [1913 Webster]

     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.
        --Wilhelm.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tap \Tap\, v. t.
     1. To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, a keg of beer, etc. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence, to draw resources from (a reservoir) in any analogous way; as, to tap someone's knowledge of the Unix system; to tap the treasury. [1913 Webster]

     3. To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He has been tapping his liquors.      --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Mech.) To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut, a pipe, or tubing. [1913 Webster]

     5. to connect a listening device to (a telephone or telegraph line) secretly, for the purpose of hearing private conversations; also, to obtain or record (information) by tapping; -- a technique used by law enforcement agencies investigating suspected criminals. In the United States it is illegal without a court order permitting it. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Faucet \Fau"cet\, n. [F. fausset, perh. fr. L. fauces throat.]
     1. A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also {tap}, and {cock}. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide. [1913 Webster]

     2. The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

TAP
         Transport und Archivierung Produktdefinierender daten (org., DIN, STEP, CIM)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

TAP
         Telocator Alphanumeric input Protocol (SNPP, PCIA, SMS, USA)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

TAP
         Terminal Access Point (cable)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

TAP
         Test Access Port (IC, IEEE 1149.1, JTAG)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

TAP
         The Ada Project


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

TAP
         Topfield Application Program


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

458 Moby Thesaurus words for "tap":
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