ta·pered || 'teɪpə(r)d adj. becoming gradually narrower ta·per || 'teɪpə(r) n. slender candle; gradual lessening of width v. gradually decrease in width or thickness at one end; diminish gradually; make thinner at one end; cause to diminish gradually adj. gradually decreasing in width or thickness

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  • Tapered — Ta pered, a. Lighted with a taper or tapers; as, a tapered choir. [R.] T. Warton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tapered — Taper Ta per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tapered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tapering}.] To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tapered — ta|pered [ˈteıpəd US ərd] adj having a shape that gets narrower towards one end ▪ tapered trousers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tapered — adjective having a shape that gets narrower towards one end: tapered sleeves …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tapered — adjective becoming gradually narrower long tapering fingers trousers with tapered legs • Syn: ↑tapering, ↑narrowing • Similar to: ↑narrow …   Useful english dictionary

  • tapered — adjective narrowing gradually towards a point …   Wiktionary

  • tapered — Synonyms and related words: acanthoid, acanthous, acicular, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, acute, barbed, cone shaped, cornuted, cusped, cuspidate, hispid, horned, horny, mucronate, needle pointed, needle sharp, pointed, pronged, sharp… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tapered — ta|pered [ teıpərd ] adjective narrower at one end …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tapered — predate …   Anagrams dictionary

  • tapered — adj tapering, narrowed, dwindling, pointed, flamelike, candlelike, cusped, cuspidal, cuspidate; wedge shaped, cuneiform, cuneate, triangular, Bot., Zool. mucronate, Bot. aculeate; fusiform, spindle shaped, needlelike; conic, pyramidal, peaked,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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