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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ta·per /ˈtepɚ/
 小臘燭,尖細,漸弱,錐形,圓錐(a.)尖細的,分等級的(vi.)(vt.)(使)逐漸變小

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·per n.
 1. A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
    Get me a taper in my study, Lucius.   --Shak.
 2. A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·per a.  Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·per, v. t. To make or cause to taper.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 taper
      n 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 [syn: wick]
      4: stick of wax with a wick in the middle [syn: candle, wax
         light]
      v 1: diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"
      2: give a point to; "The candles are tapered" [syn: sharpen,
         point]