|1.||[ verb ] diminish gradually|
"Interested tapered off"
|Related terms:||decrease tapering|
|2.||[ noun ] a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame|
|Related terms:||cord candlewick candle oil_lamp|
|3.||[ noun ] a convex shape that narrows toward a point|
|Related terms:||convex_shape sharpen|
|4.||[ noun ] the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)|
|Related terms:||narrowing point unpointedness sharpen|
|5.||[ verb ] give a point to|
"The candles are tapered"
|Related terms:||change_shape acuminate taper_off taper_off point|
|6.||[ noun ] stick of wax with a wick in the middle|
|Related terms:||lamp chandlery dip rushlight vigil_light candlewick wick|