Associations to the word «Taper»


TAPER, noun. A slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
TAPER, noun. A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness and/or cross section in an elongated object
TAPER, noun. A thin stick used for lighting candles, either a wax-coated wick or a slow-burning wooden rod.
TAPER, verb. (transitive) To make thinner or narrower at one end.
TAPER, verb. (intransitive) To diminish gradually.
TAPER, noun. (weaving) One who operates a tape machine.
TAPER, noun. Someone who works with tape or tapes.
TAPER CANDLE, noun. A narrow long cylindrical candle that narrows slightly from a wider base to conical tip
TAPER CANDLES, noun. Plural of taper candle
TAPER OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To diminish or lessen gradually; to become smaller, slower, quieter, etc.
TAPER PIN, noun. A tapered self-holding peg or pin used to connect parts together

Dictionary definition

TAPER, noun. A convex shape that narrows toward a point.
TAPER, noun. The property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone).
TAPER, noun. A loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame.
TAPER, noun. Stick of wax with a wick in the middle.
TAPER, verb. Diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off".
TAPER, verb. Give a point to; "The candles are tapered".

Wise words

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