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Faucet vs. Tap

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  • Faucet (noun)

    An exposed plumbing fitting; a tap or spigot; a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir.

  • Tap (noun)

    A tapering cylindrical pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; a spigot.

  • Tap (noun)

    A device used to dispense liquids.

    "We don't have bottled water; you'll have to get it from the tap."

  • Tap (noun)

    Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor.

    "a liquor of the same tap"

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

    A die.)

    "We drilled a hole and then cut the threads with the proper tap to match the valve's thread."

  • Tap (noun)

    An interception of communication by authority.

  • Tap (noun)

    A device used to listen in secretly on telephone calls. from 20th c.

  • Tap (noun)

    A procedure that removes fluid from a body cavity; paracentesis.

    "abdominal tap, pleural tap, spinal tap"

  • Tap (noun)

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

    "When Steve felt a tap on his shoulder, he turned around."

  • Tap (noun)

    tap dance

  • Tap (noun)

    The act of touching a touch screen.

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

    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.

  • Tap (noun)

    A consonant sound made by a single muscle contraction, such as the sound [ɾ] in the standard American English pronunciation of body.

    "flap"

  • Tap (noun)

    An Indian malarial fever.

  • Tap (verb)

    To furnish with taps.

    "If we tap the maple trees, we can get maple syrup!"

  • Tap (verb)

    To draw off liquid from a vessel.

    "He tapped a new barrel of beer."

  • Tap (verb)

    To deplete, especially of a liquid via a tap; to tap out.

  • Tap (verb)

    To exploit.

    "Businesses are trying to tap the youth market."

  • Tap (verb)

    To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection. from 19th c.

    "They can't tap the phone without a warrant."

  • Tap (verb)

    To intercept a communication without authority.

    "He was known to tap cable television"

  • Tap (verb)

    To cut an internal screw thread.

    "Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole."

  • Tap (verb)

    To turn or flip a card or playing piece to remind players that it has already been used that turn (by analogy to "tapping," in the sense of drawing on to the point of temporary exhaustion, the resources or abilities represented by the card).

  • Tap (verb)

    To cadge, borrow or beg.

    "I tried to tap a cigarette off him, but he wouldn't give me one."

  • Tap (verb)

    To drain off fluid by paracentesis.

  • Tap (verb)

    To strike lightly. from early 13th c.

  • Tap (verb)

    To touch one's finger, foot, or other body parts on a surface (usually) repeatedly.

    "He was so nervous he began to tap his fingers on the table."

    "She tapped her companion on the back to indicate that she was ready to go."

    "Lydia tapped Jim on the shoulder to get his attention."

  • Tap (verb)

    To make a sharp noise.

    "The tree, swaying in the breeze, began to tap on the window pane."

  • Tap (verb)

    To operate an electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) by tapping a specific place on its (capacitive or other) touch screen.

  • Tap (verb)

    To designate for some duty or for membership, as in 'a tap on the shoulder'. from mid-20th c.

  • Tap (verb)

    To have sexual intercourse with.

    "I would tap that hot girl over there."

    "I'd tap that."

  • Tap (verb)

    To submit to an opponent by tapping one's hand repeatedly.

  • Tap (verb)

    To force (an opponent) to submit.

  • Tap (verb)

    To put a new sole or heel on.

    "to tap shoes"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Faucet (noun)

    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.

  • Faucet (noun)

    The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.

  • Tap

    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.

  • Tap

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

  • Tap

    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.

  • Tap

    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.

  • Tap

    To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.

  • Tap

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

  • Tap

    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.

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

    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.

  • Tap (noun)

    A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

    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.

  • Tap (verb)

    To strike a gentle blow.

Webster Dictionary
  • Faucet (noun)

    a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

  • Tap (noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

  • Tap (noun)

    a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

  • Tap (noun)

    a gentle blow

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

    a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

  • Tap (noun)

    a plug for a bunghole in a cask

  • Tap (noun)

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

  • Tap (noun)

    a light touch or stroke

  • Tap (verb)

    cut a female screw thread with a tap

  • Tap (verb)

    draw from or dip into to get something;

    "tap one's memory"

    "tap a source of money"

  • Tap (verb)

    strike lightly;

    "He tapped me on the shoulder"

  • Tap (verb)

    draw from; make good use of;

    "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

  • 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?"

  • Tap (verb)

    furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it;

    "tap a cask of wine"

  • Tap (verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface;

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  • Tap (verb)

    walk with a tapping sound

  • 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"

  • Tap (verb)

    draw (liquor) from a tap;

    "tap beer in a bar"

  • Tap (verb)

    pierce in order to draw a liquid from;

    "tap a maple tree for its syrup"

    "tap a keg of beer"

  • 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"

Princeton's WordNet

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