Definitions for taperˈteɪ pər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to become smaller or thinner toward one end.
to grow gradually lean.
(v.t.)to make gradually smaller toward one end.
to reduce gradually.
taper off, to become gradually more slender toward one end. to cease by degrees; decrease; diminish.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)gradual diminution of width or thickness in an elongated object.
gradual decrease of force, capacity, etc.
a candle, esp. a very slender one.
a long wick coated with wax, tallow, or the like, as for use in lighting candles or gas.
Origin of taper:
bef. 900; ME: wax candle, OE, var. of tapur, by dissimilation from *papurpaper
a person who records or edits magnetic tape.
a convex shape that narrows toward a point
the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
candle, taper, wax light(verb)
stick of wax with a wick in the middle
"Interested tapered off"
sharpen, taper, point(verb)
give a point to
"The candles are tapered"
One who operates a tape machine.
Someone who works with tape or tapes.
Origin: From tapor, apparently from papyrus
a small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light
a tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire
regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers
to become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end
to make or cause to taper
Translations for taper
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long, thin type of candle.
- dun kersAfrikaans
- شَمْعَه رَفيعَه، فَتيلَه مُشَمَّعَهArabic
- círioPortuguese (BR)
- die WachskerzeGerman
- λεπτό κερίGreek
- peenike küünalEstonian
- شمع باریکFarsi
- נֵר דָקִיקHebrew
- पतली मोमबत्तीHindi
- tanka voštana svijećaCroatian
- vékony viaszgyertyaHungarian
- örmjótt kertiIcelandic
- 가는 양초Korean
- tieva vaska sveceLatvian
- lilin tirusMalay
- dunne kaarsDutch
- tynt vokslys, kjerteNorwegian
- lumânare subţireRomanian
- длинная, тонкая свечаRussian
- voščena svečaSlovenian
- tanka voštana svećaSerbian
- smalt vaxljusSwedish
- ince mumTurkish
- 細長蠟燭Chinese (Trad.)
- тонка воскова свічкаUkrainian
- موم بتيUrdu
- dây nếnVietnamese
- 细长蜡烛Chinese (Simp.)
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