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taper - Dictionary definition and meaning for word taper

(noun) a convex shape that narrows toward a point
(noun) the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
(noun) a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
Synonyms : wick

(noun) stick of wax with a wick in the middle
Synonyms : candle , wax light

(verb) diminish gradually
Example Sentence
  • Interested tapered off

(verb) give a point to
Synonyms : point , sharpen
Example Sentence
  • The candles are tapered

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taper

Remember your workshop course - you would've done tapering. Otherwise, think of a hose pipe connecting to a tap. Its width decreases gradually.
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by garrulous

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by carbonmonoxide

we ll apply TAPE or oil coating 2cricket bat 2increase its stoke n sharpen its edges..
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by ash2205

use TAPE to make the CANDLE stand erect from falling down
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by Phanik12312

Usually the candles are 'Tapering'
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by worldisunderme

Taper and Slender have similar sounds. If you taper something to a point, it becomes slender at that point (it gets slimmer than from where it had started).
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by pushpa_edit

taper: think of nozzle of a pipe.....it tapers from one end to another...smaller at end and larger diameter at beginnining,....
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by santhu.civil

Relate it to Tape. when u use tape to stick something you could notice gradual decrease in the width of the tape.
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by adithya28

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