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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 ?
The TAPAs Incident Information Service (IIS) says attacks on vehicles in unsecured parking sites poses the major risk to high-value cargo, as well as to drivers and transport vehicles.
Offering a spin on the well-known Spanish tapas, Bwyd Bach (small foods) allows customers to sample the very best in homegrown produce.
Pinchos bar has opened in former offices at 125 -133 Edmund Street serving Spanish wines, beers, cocktails, sherries and tapas plates.
BYZANTIUM, KINGS HEATH 11 York Road, B14 7SA This independent, family-run restaurant serves up a wide variety of Mediterranean-inspired tapas on an ever changing menu - delights include pork belly with balsamic glaze as well as mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes, roasted red peppers and cheese.
Eating tapas enables you to sample different selections of local dishes in each region of Spain.
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 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.
Tapas Pal had invited widespread condemnation by saying that he would send his boys to the opposition leaders' homes to rape their women.