Faucet vs. Tap

Faucet vs. Tap — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Faucet and Tap

Faucetnoun

A device for regulating the flow of a liquid from a reservoir such as a pipe or drum. See Note at andiron.

Tapverb

To strike gently with a light blow or blows

I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention.

Faucetnoun

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

Tapverb

To give a light rap with

tap a pencil.

Faucetnoun

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

Tapverb

To produce with a succession of light blows

tap out a rhythm.

Tapverb

To select, as for membership in an organization; designate.

Tapverb

To repair (shoe heels or toes) by applying a thin layer of leather or a substitute material.

Tapverb

To attach metal plates to (shoe toes or heels).

Tapverb

To deliver a gentle, light blow or blows.

Tapverb

To walk making light clicks.

Tapverb

To tap-dance.

Tapverb

To furnish with a spigot or tap.

Tapverb

To pierce in order to draw off liquid

tap a maple tree.

Tapverb

To draw (liquid) from a vessel or container

tap a new keg of beer.

Tapverb

(Medicine) To withdraw fluid from (a body cavity).

Tapverb

To make a physical connection with or open outlets from

tap a water main.

Tapverb

To wiretap (a telephone or communications channel).

Tapverb

To establish an electric connection in (a power line), as to divert current secretly.

Tapverb

To establish access to or a connection with

tapped a new market for inexpensive books.

Tapverb

To take advantage of; make use of

tapped voter anger to win the election.

Tapverb

To cut screw threads in (a collar, socket, or other fitting).

Tapverb

(Informal) To ask (a person) for money.

Tapnoun

A gentle blow.

Tapnoun

The sound made by such a blow.

Tapnoun

A thin layer of leather or a substitute applied to a worn-down shoe heel or toe.

Tapnoun

A metal plate attached to the toe or heel of a shoe, as for tap-dancing.

Tapnoun

Tap dance.

Tapnoun

(Linguistics) See flap.

Tapnoun

A valve and spout used to regulate delivery of a fluid at the end of a pipe.

Tapnoun

A plug for a bunghole; a spigot.

Tapnoun

Liquor drawn from a spigot.

Tapnoun

Liquor of a particular brew, cask, or quality.

Tapnoun

(Medicine) The removal of fluid from a body cavity

a spinal tap.

Tapnoun

A tool for cutting an internal screw thread.

Tapnoun

A makeshift terminal in an electric circuit.

Tapnoun

A wiretap.

Tapnoun

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

Tapnoun

A device used to dispense liquids.

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

Tapnoun

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

a liquor of the same tap

Tapnoun

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

Tapnoun

(mechanics) A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)

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

Tapnoun

A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.

The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill-advised taps along its length.

Tapnoun

An interception of communication by authority.

Tapnoun

A device used to listen in secretly on telephone calls.

Tapnoun

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

abdominal tap, pleural tap, spinal tap

Tapnoun

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

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

Tapnoun

tap dance

Tapnoun

(computing) The act of touching a touch screen.

Tapnoun

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

Tapnoun

(military) 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.

Tapnoun

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

Tapnoun

An Indian malarial fever.

Tapverb

To furnish with taps.

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

Tapverb

To draw off liquid from a vessel.

He tapped a new barrel of beer.

Tapverb

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

Tapverb

To exploit.

Businesses are trying to tap the youth market.

Tapverb

To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection.

They can't tap the phone without a warrant.

Tapverb

To intercept a communication without authority.

He was known to tap cable television

Tapverb

(mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.

Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.

Tapverb

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).

Tapverb

(informal) To cadge, borrow or beg.

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

Tapverb

To drain off fluid by paracentesis.

Tapverb

To strike lightly.

Tapverb

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.

Tapverb

To make a sharp noise.

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

Tapverb

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

Tapverb

To designate for some duty or for membership, as in 'a tap on the shoulder'.

Tapverb

To have sexual intercourse with.

I would tap that hot girl over there.I'd tap that.

Tapverb

(combat sports) To submit to an opponent by tapping one's hand repeatedly.

Tapverb

To force (an opponent) to submit.

Tapverb

To put a new sole or heel on.

to tap shoes

Tapnoun

the sound made by a gentle blow

Tapnoun

a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

Tapnoun

a gentle blow

Tapnoun

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

Tapnoun

a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

Tapnoun

a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Tapnoun

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

Tapnoun

a light touch or stroke

Tapverb

cut a female screw thread with a tap

Tapverb

draw from or dip into to get something;

tap one's memorytap a source of money

Tapverb

strike lightly;

He tapped me on the shoulder

Tapverb

draw from; make good use of;

we must exploit the resources we are given wisely

Tapverb

tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information;

The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spyIs this hotel room bugged?

Tapverb

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

tap a cask of wine

Tapverb

make light, repeated taps on a surface;

he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently

Tapverb

walk with a tapping sound

Tapverb

dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes;

Glover tapdances better than anybody

Tapverb

draw (liquor) from a tap;

tap beer in a bar

Tapverb

pierce in order to draw a liquid from;

tap a maple tree for its syruptap a keg of beer

Tapverb

make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently;

Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorceMy neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities