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taper

adjective (a)

  • Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a convex shape that narrows toward a point (noun.shape)
    source: wordnet30
  • the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone) (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: wick
    source: wordnet30
  • stick of wax with a wick in the middle (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: candle, wax light
    source: wordnet30
  • A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • diminish gradually (verb.change)
    Example:
    Interested tapered off.
    source: wordnet30
  • give a point to (verb.change)
    Synonym: point, sharpen
    Example:
    The candles are tapered.
    source: wordnet30
  • To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make or cause to taper. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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