Taped vs Tawed - What's the difference?

taped | tawed |

As verbs the difference between taped and tawed

is that taped is (tape) while tawed is (taw).




  • (tape)
  • Anagrams

    * adept * pated




    (en noun)
  • Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides; adhesive tape.
  • Hand me some tape . I need to fix a tear in this paper.
  • Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll.
  • After the party there was tape all over the place.
  • Finishing tape, stretched across a track to mark the end of a race.
  • Jones broke the tape in 47.77 seconds, a new world record.
  • Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll; videotape or audio tape.
  • Did you get that on tape ?
  • Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus
  • Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.
  • (trading , from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.
  • Don’t fight the tape .
  • (ice hockey) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of a hockey stick
  • His pass was right on the tape .

    Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * adhesive tape * cassette tape * cut red tape * double-sided tape * duck tape * duck tape * duct tape * gaffer tape * gray tape * magnetic tape * masking tape * on tape * police tape * red tape * scotch tape * Sellotape * sex tape * tale of the tape * tapeworm * tape measure * tape recorder * ticker tape * sticky tape * video tape


  • To bind with adhesive tape.
  • Can you tape that together, please?
  • To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.
  • You shouldn’t have said that. The microphone was on and we were taping.
  • (informal, passive) To understand, figure out.
  • I've finally got this thing taped.


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  • (taw)
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . Related to (l) and (l).


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge.
  • To dress and prepare, as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, and the like, by imbuing them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them.
  • Specifically, to turn (animals’ hide) into leather, usually by soaking it in a certain solution.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Tawed leather.
  • Derived terms

    * tawse

    Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • A favorite marble in the game of marbles.
  • A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles.
  • ring-taw
  • (square dancing) dance partner
  • Walk around your corner, see-saw around your taw .
  • A favorite person; beloved, partner, spouse.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to shoot a marble
  • Etymology 3

    Alternative forms

    * tav * taf


    (en noun)
  • The twenty-second and last letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
  • Etymology 4

    Compare , and (m).


    (en verb)
  • To push; to tug; to tow.
  • (Drayton)
    (Webster 1913)




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