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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
tapered candles
▪ A long-line jacket with tapered trousers skims over any figure flaws.
▪ And tapered slacks in wine or navy; she saw those everywhere.
▪ Between the knife-shaped iron blade and the tapered tail of the spear is a rounded handle made from a particularly hard tree.
▪ Readily differentiated by its tapered head from Chabertia.
▪ The Black prince was the only smoothly tapered statuette, easily grasped, eleven inches from helmet to plinth.
▪ The program also allows for tapered raglan and saddle shoulder sleeve tops.
▪ The UV-975 variable wavelength detector has a tapered flow cell giving reduced refractive index effects.
▪ This pegged and tapered generation have learned from punk, will never repeat the glaring abuses of an earlier rock aristocracy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.


Tapered \Ta"pered\, a. Lighted with a taper or tapers; as, a tapered choir. [R.]
--T. Warton.

  1. 1 narrowing gradually towards a point 2 (context obsolete English) lit with a taper v

  2. (en-past of: taper)

  1. adj. gradually narrowed toward a point; "a tall tapering spire" [syn: tapering]

  2. becoming gradually narrower; "long tapering fingers"; "trousers with tapered legs" [syn: tapering, narrowing]

Usage examples of "tapered".

The post was tapered to an acanthus pattern and was the best thing in the house, just about, along with the plank floor in the kitchen.

Next he punched the tapered tip of clear plastic tube about an inch in diameter through the aortic wall.

The boat tapered to a sharp cutwater at the prow, which extended forward.

He had hands which were hard for all that they were long and tapered, and arms which seemed a little long, giving him a sort of gangling or gawky appearance.

On their heads, loud-colored taltries tapered to ludicrously long liripipes, which they draped about their shoulders like quiescent vipers.

The bare wood of its tapered end has darkened to plumbeous plum, thus merging in tint with the blunt tip of graphite whose blind gloss alone distinguishes it from the wood.

Then he would dip the tapered point into the ink-horn and, magically, begin inscribing the chalked and pumiced parchment spread on the desk before him.

In sharp contrast Reland was a dark-haired bear of a man whose wide, muscular chest tapered to narrow hips.

The last crown was cropped as a shearling, except for the lovelock curled in solitary splendour between neat and tapered shoulderblades.

A Vinci suit was easy enough to use: it was basically a tapered slimline sleeping bag with bird wings that had a span up to eight meters.

Claw Cape, bent in the form of a yataghan, tapered away nearly four miles to the southeast.

From a square forehead tapered an angular nose and slanting cheekbones.

Thousands upon thousands the cones bristled, pyramiding to the base of one tremendous spire that tapered up almost to the top of the shaft itself.

The photophone upon its black tapered snout began flickering furiously.

Then he pulled a strip of pliable deerskin, tapered at the ends with a bulge in the middle to hold stones for slinging, out of his waist thong, and pulled the soft leather through his hand, thinking.