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Definition 1: stick of wax with a wick in the middle - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for taper in the sense of this definition

(taper is a kind of ...) an artificial source of visible illumination

(... is a kind of taper ) candles and other commodities sold by a chandler

(... is a kind of taper ) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

(... is a kind of taper ) a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick

(... is a kind of taper ) a candle lighted by a worshiper in a church

(taper is a part of ...) the wick of a candle

(taper is a part of ...) a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

Definition 2: a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for taper in the sense of this definition

(taper is a kind of ...) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of taper ) the wick of a candle

(... is part of taper) stick of wax with a wick in the middle

(... is part of taper) a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light

Definition 3: the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone) - [noun denoting attribute]

(taper is a kind of ...) an instance of becoming narrow

(... is a kind of taper ) the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

(... is a kind of taper ) the property of having only a dull tip (if any)

Definition 4: a convex shape that narrows toward a point - [noun denoting shape]

(taper is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bulges outward

Definition 5: give a point to - [verb of change]

Samples where taper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The candles are tapered

Synonyms for taper in the sense of this definition

(taper is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of taper ) make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point

Definition 6: diminish gradually - [verb of change]

Samples where taper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Interested tapered off

(taper is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

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