Dictionary Results for taper

1. taper - noun

· a convex shape that narrows toward a point

Hypernym(s): convex_shape, convexity

2. taper - noun

· the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

Hypernym(s): narrowing

3. taper - noun

· a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

Synonym(s): wick

Hypernym(s): cord

4. taper - noun

· stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Synonym(s): candle, wax_light

Hypernym(s): lamp

5. taper - verb

· diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

6. taper - verb

· give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

Synonym(s): sharpen, point

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform

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