Definition of TAPER

noun : TAPER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

verb : TAPER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off" ;


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