Definition of tap (noun)
- the sound made by a gentle blow
- a gentle blow
- a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
- a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
- a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
- a plug for a bunghole in a cask
- synonyms: spigot
- the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
- synonyms: wiretap
- a light touch or stroke
Definition of tap (verb)
- cut a female screw thread with a tap
- draw from or dip into to get something
- "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
- strike lightly
- "He tapped me on the shoulder"
- synonyms: tip
- draw from; make good use of
- "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
- synonyms: exploit
- tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
- furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
- "tap a cask of wine"
- make light, repeated taps on a surface
- walk with a tapping sound
- dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
- "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
- synonyms: tapdance
- draw (liquor) from a tap
- "tap beer in a bar"
- pierce in order to draw a liquid from
- "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
- make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
Source: Princeton University Wordnet