HyperDic: taper

English > 6 senses of the word taper:
VERBchangetaperdiminish gradually
changetaper, sharpen, pointgive a point to
NOUNshapetapera convex shape that narrows toward a point
attributetaperthe property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
artifacttaper, wicka loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
artifacttaper, candle, wax lightstick of wax with a wick in the middle
taper > pronunciation
Soundstey'per
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > taper: 6 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA convex shape that narrows toward a point.
Broaderconvex shape, convexityA shape that curves or bulges outward
Verbstapergive a point to
English > taper: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone).
Narrowerpoint, pointednessThe property of a shape that tapers to a sharp / sharp tip
unpointednessThe property of having only a dull tip (if any)
BroadernarrowingAn instance of becoming narrow
Spanishhuso
Verbstapergive a point to
English > taper: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame.
Synonymwick
Part ofcandle, taper, wax lightstick of wax with a wick in the middle
oil lamp, kerosene lamp, kerosine lampA lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
NarrowercandlewickThe wick of a candle
BroadercordA line made of twisted fibers or threads
Spanishmecha
Catalanble, metxa
English > taper: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningstick of wax with a wick in the middle.
Synonymscandle, wax light
PartscandlewickThe wick of a candle
wick, taperA loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
Narrowerchandlerycandles and other commodities sold by a chandler
dipA candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
rushlight, rush candleA tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
vigil light, vigil candleA candle lighted by a worshiper in a church
BroaderlampAn artificial source of visible illumination
Spanishbujía, candela, cerillo, vela
Catalancandela, espelma
English > taper: 6 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningdiminish gradually.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Interested tapered off"
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishamainar, disminuir
Nounstaperingthe act of gradually lowering the size or amount
English > taper: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningGive a point to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The candles are tapered"
Synonymssharpen, point
Narroweracuminatemake sharp or acute
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
See alsotaper offbecome smaller or less active / active / active
taper offend weakly
Spanishafilar, agudizar, ahusar
Catalanafilar
Nounstaperthe property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
tapera convex shape that narrows toward a point

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