15 Definitions of Tap

The meaning of the word tap, the definition of Tap:

n. - A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.

n. - A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.

n. - 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.

n. - A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.

n. - A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.

n. - Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.

n. - A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.

n. - 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.

v. t. - 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.

v. t. - To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.

v. i. - To strike a gentle blow.

v. t. - To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.

v. t. - Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.

v. t. - To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.

v. t. - To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.

The word "tap" uses 3 letters: A P T

Direct anagrams of tap:

apt pat

Words formed by adding one letter before or after tap, or to tap in any order:

a - atap tapa   c - pact   e - pate peat tape tepa   h - path phat   i - pita   l - plat   m - tamp   n - pant   o - atop   r - part prat rapt tarp trap   s - past pats spat taps   y - paty  

Shorter words found within tap:

at pa ta

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