Sinhala Dictionary definitions for tap

tap 🔊 /tæˈp/

tap : මදිනවා

tap : ටික්කනවා

tap : ඇබයක් යොදනවා

tap : ජල කරාමය

tap : ඇබය

tap : කරාමය

tap : නාළිකීලකය

tap : සවුන

tap : තට්ටු කරනවා

tap : තට්ටු කිරීම

tap : උත්සික්තය

tap : මුදල් ලබා ගන්නවා

tap : නළයක් යොදනවා

tap : සවුනුව

tap : ටැප් කටුව

tap : අක් කරාමය

tap definition

Transitive verb.

  1. 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.
  2. To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
  3. To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
  4. Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
  5. To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
  6. To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.


  1. A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
  2. A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.
  3. 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.
  4. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
  5. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.
  6. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.
  7. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.
  8. 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.

Intransitive verb. To strike a gentle blow.