tap-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: a gentle rap or knock

Commentary: TAP[+event][+auditory][+rap][+gentle]

The tap at the window was John's signal to us.
Mary secured the nail to the wall with one final tap.
The tap of rain on the roof grew louder.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: a water faucet

Commentary: TAP[+artifact][+faucet][+water]
NOTE: narrow usage of the more general Sense 3

Mary put a water filter on the tap in her kitchen.
The plumber turned off the water to the tap.
The kitchen store has many styles of modern European stainless steel taps.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a device to control the flow of a substance from a container

Commentary: TAP[+artifact][+device][+control][+flow][+of_substance][+from_container]

We asked the bartender what beers he had on tap. (In casks, not bottles)
Engineers have installed a new tap on the gas pipeline.
They like to play pool at a local tap room in the neighborhood.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 4: small metal plate on toe of a dancing shoe

Commentary: TAP[+artifact][+plate][+metal][+small][+on_shoe][+tip]

The taps on the dancer's shoes made rhythmic clicks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5:

Commentary: TAP[+event][+listening][+surveillance][+of_conversation][+telephone]

Their tap of the domestic phone conversations was legal.
A faulty wire prevented their tap of his conversations at work

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 6: electronic device used for surveillance of phone conversations

Commentary: TAP[+artifact][+device][+electronic][+surveillance][+listening]

John suspected a tap had been planted in his office.
The FBI obtained a permit to put taps in the building.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a

Sense Number 7: touching something lightly

Commentary: TAP[+event][+contact][+touch][+light]

Bob gave the man a tap on the arm to get his attention.
The snoring man awoke when his wife gave him a gentle tap in the theater.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 8: a tool for cutting screw threads

Commentary: TAP[+artifact][+tool][+cutting][+threading][+for_screws]

The carpenter used a tap to cut the threaded hole.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 9: a military bugle call

Commentary: TAPS[+event][+auditory][+call][+bugle][+military]

They sounded taps at the end of the day on the army base.
Taps were played at the soldier's military funeral.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3