TA'PER, n. A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle, or a small light.

Get me a taper in my study, Lucius.

TA'PER, a. [supposed to be from the form of a taper.]

Regularly narrowed towards the point; becoming small towards one end; conical; pyramidical; as taper fingers.

TA'PER, v.i. To diminish or become gradually smaller towards one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers towards a point.

TA'PER, v.t. To make gradually smaller in diameter.