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tap·as

 (tŭp′əs)
n. Hinduism
Religious austerity.

[Sanskrit tapaḥ, tapas-, heat, austerity.]

tapas

(ˈtæpəs)
pl n
(Cookery)
a. light snacks or appetizers, usually eaten with drinks
b. (as modifier): a tapas bar.
[from Spanish tapa cover, lid]

tapas

A Spanish word meaning covers, used to mean appetizers or snacks.
Translations

tapas

[ˈtæpəs] npltapas fpltap dance nclaquettes fpltap dancer tap-dancer ndanseur/euse m/f de claquettestap dancing tap-dancing nclaquettes fpl
I do tap-dancing → Je fais des claquettes.
References in periodicals archive ?
Omar worked at the famous elBulli restaurant in Catalonia and is founder of the Tapas Revolution group in the UK.
This week's port of call is Tinto Tapas, a place so authentically Spanish it has the full DVD collection of Only Fools and Horses showing on a telly behind the bar.
The restaurant was serving a special selection of 13 tapas which included five or 10 tapas at QR85 or QR160 per person, respectively.
Tapas En La Casa De Playa begins with a reception drink as well as bread and olives served on arrival.
But I doubt many Spanish tapas bars would run to beetroot and Yorkshire blue cheese, mini fish and chips, sweet and sour chicken or goat curry with chapatis.
The Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival , held at Chicago's historic Union Station, includes nearly 200 vibrant wines from Rioja, from Blancos to Rosados to Gran Reservas, and everything in between.
The tapas bar will sell a large variety of continental beers and Spanish style food, and will be open from 12pm to 12am seven days a week.
Representing on behalf of West Bengal government in the Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR and a CBI probe against Trinamool Congress MP, Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women, Trinamool Congress MP and Advocate, Kalyan Banerjee said, "The state government and also Tapas Pal preferred appeal against the interim -order passed by learned single judge of the Calcutta High Court, on day before yesterday.
Bar 44, in Cowbridge, has specialised in tapas y copas (tapas and drinks) since 2002.
Marta Yanci, owner of boutique catering company Marta's kitchen: People in many countries have accepted that you can have a full dinner based just on tapas.
The 29-year-old Tweeted: "Great little tapas bar @neonjamon in Liverpool.
The new 1,600sqft refurbished restaurant on Windsor Road, Penarth, has space for 70 covers and will be known as Bar 44 Tapas y Copas.