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taper


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taper  \Ta"per\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tapered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tapering}.] 
  To  become  gradually  smaller  toward  one  end  as  a  sugar  loaf 
  tapers  toward  one  end 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taper  \Ta"per\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  or  cause  to  taper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taper  \Ta"per\,  n.  [AS.  tapur,  tapor,  taper;  cf  Ir  tapar,  W. 
  tampr.] 
  1.  A  small  wax  candle;  a  small  lighted  wax  candle;  hence  a 
  small  light. 
 
  Get  me  a  taper  in  my  study,  Lucius.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  tapering  form  gradual  diminution  of  thickness  in  an 
  elongated  object;  as  the  taper  of  a  spire. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taper  \Ta"per\,  a.  [Supposed  to  be  from  taper,  n.,  in  allusion 
  to  its  form.] 
  Regularly  narrowed  toward  the  point;  becoming  small  toward 
  one  end  conical;  pyramidical;  as  taper  fingers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  taper 
  n  1:  a  convex  shape  that  narrows  toward  a  point 
  2:  the  property  possessed  by  a  shape  that  narrows  toward  a 
  point  (as  a  wedge  or  cone) 
  3:  a  loosely  woven  cord  (in  a  candle  or  oil  lamp)  that  draws 
  fuel  by  capillary  action  up  into  the  flame  [syn:  {wick}] 
  4:  stick  of  wax  with  a  wick  in  the  middle  [syn:  {candle},  {wax 
  light}] 
  v  1:  diminish  gradually;  "Interested  tapered  off" 
  2:  give  a  point  to  "The  candles  are  tapered"  [syn:  {sharpen}, 
  {point}] 




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