from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of taper.
- adj. narrowing gradually towards a point
- adj. lit with a taper
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lighted with a taper or tapers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lighted with tapers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. becoming gradually narrower
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As the term tapered to an end, things went from bad to worse with her; and since, besides, the parting with Evelyn was at the door, she was often to be seen with red-rimmed eyelids, which she did not even try to conceal.
The Queen pulled back on the cross, leaving the Governess holding the thin tapered dagger that had been concealed inside.
Over the months, they'd gotten a case or two that way, but as time went on, the calls tapered off, as word of their father's demise worked its way through the hunters 'grapevine.
- Straight-ended sunk keys, also called tapered driving keys - in this case the shaft and the hub (or the machine parts in question) are mounted as in normal use and the sunk key driven in subsequently.
One of them is the so-called tapered spacer that is designed, much like a restrictor plate, to limit horsepower by restricting airflow to the engine.
The frames are molded in Uni-Directional UD carbon fiber and boast all the standard features such as tapered head tubes and press-fit BB30 bottom brackets.
For sometime, I felt privileged but then again, my visits to Mexico kind of tapered and then they raised the price to $1440.00 annually for 1400 anytime minutes per month, which I hardly use anymore.
This is how we've seen it early in the day, and then it kind of tapered off a little bit.
It was really bad for a while -- close to intolerable like yours -- then it kind of tapered off, then it was off-again, on-again as now, with blissful periods of complete absence so there is something to look forward to.
While the Santa Ana winds seemed to have kind of tapered down just a little bit, Chad Myers in the Weather Center, you give us the more accurate view of how things stand.