Synonyms for taper

Synonyms for (noun) taper

Synonyms: candle, taper, wax light

Definition: stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Similar words: lamp

Definition: an artificial source of visible illumination


Synonyms: wick, taper

Definition: a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

Similar words: cord

Definition: a line made of twisted fibers or threads

Usage: the bundle was tied with a cord


Synonyms: taper

Definition: the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

Similar words: narrowing

Definition: an instance of becoming narrow


Synonyms: taper

Definition: a convex shape that narrows toward a point

Similar words: convex shape, convexity

Definition: a shape that curves or bulges outward

Synonyms for (verb) taper

Synonyms: taper

Definition: diminish gradually

Usage: Interested tapered off

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: 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


Synonyms: taper, sharpen, point

Definition: give a point to

Usage: The candles are tapered

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form