Definitions of taper

  1. To become gradually slenderer towards one end.
  2. To make or become smaller toward the end; lessen gradually.
  3. To make or cause to taper.
  4. To narrow to a point.
  5. To make to taper.
  6. To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end.
  7. To become gradually more slender.
  8. To become gradually smaller towards one end.
  9. give a point to; " The candles are tapered"
  10. diminish gradually; " Interested tapered off"
  11. Narrowed toward the point; slender.
  12. To make, or become, smaller toward one end.
  13. To make gradually smaller in diameter.
  14. To narrow to a point; to become gradually smaller towards the end.
  15. the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point ( as a wedge or cone)
  16. a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  17. A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
  18. A small wax candle; a small light; a gradual lessening of thickness toward a point; as, the taper of a cone.
  19. A small wax- candle or light.
  20. Small wax candle, or light.
  21. A small candle.
  22. A gradual lessening.
  23. A small wax- candle; a small lighted wax- candle or a small light.
  24. A small wax candle; a long wick coated with wax.
  25. Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers.
  26. Growing smaller towards the point.
  27. Narrowed towards the point, like a taper: long and slender.
  28. Growing small by degrees toward the end.
  29. Long and becoming gradually slenderer towards one end.
  30. Regularly narrowed towards one end; long and slender.