Dictionary Results for tap


1. tap - noun

· the sound made by a gentle blow

Synonym(s): pat, rap

Hypernym(s): sound




2. tap - noun

· a gentle blow

Synonym(s): rap, strike

Hypernym(s): blow, bump




3. tap - noun

· a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

Synonym(s): water_faucet, water_tap, hydrant

Hypernym(s): faucet, spigot, plumbing_fixture




4. tap - noun

· a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

Hypernym(s): plate




5. tap - noun

· a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

Hypernym(s): tool




6. tap - noun

· a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Synonym(s): spigot

Hypernym(s): plug, stopper, stopple




7. tap - noun

· the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

Synonym(s): wiretap

Hypernym(s): investigation, investigating




8. tap - noun

· a light touch or stroke

Synonym(s): pat, dab

Hypernym(s): touch, touching




9. tap - verb

· cut a female screw thread with a tap

Hypernym(s): cut




10. tap - verb

· draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"

Hypernym(s): withdraw, draw, take_out, draw_off




11. tap - verb

· strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"

Synonym(s): tip

Hypernym(s): strike




12. tap - verb

· draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

Synonym(s): exploit

Hypernym(s): use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ




13. tap - verb

· 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?"

Synonym(s): wiretap, intercept, bug

Hypernym(s): listen_in, eavesdrop




14. tap - verb

· furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




15. tap - verb

· make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

Synonym(s): rap, knock, pink

Hypernym(s): sound, go




16. tap - verb

· walk with a tapping sound

Hypernym(s): walk




17. tap - verb

· dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"

Synonym(s): tapdance

Hypernym(s): dance, trip_the_light_fantastic, trip_the_light_fantastic_toe




18. tap - verb

· draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"

Hypernym(s): draw, take_out




19. tap - verb

· pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"

Hypernym(s): pierce




20. tap - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): solicit, beg

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest





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