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Tapernoun

A slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle

Widenverb

(intransitive) To become wide or wider.

‘His eyes widened as her negligee fell to the floor.’;

Tapernoun

(by extension) a small light.

Widenverb

(transitive) To make wide or wider.

Tapernoun

A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness and/or cross section in an elongated object

‘the taper of a spire’; ‘The legs of the table had a slight taper to them.’;

Widenverb

(transitive) To let out clothes to a larger size.

‘She widened his trousers for him.’;

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Tapernoun

A thin stick used for lighting candles, either a wax-coated wick or a slow-burning wooden rod.

Widenverb

(transitive) To broaden or extend in scope or range.

‘The police widened their enquiries.’;

Tapernoun

(weaving) One who operates a tape machine.

Widenverb

To convert to a data type that can hold a larger number of distinct values.

‘to widen a short variable to an int variable’;

Tapernoun

Someone who works with tape or tapes.

Widenverb

To make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; to increase the width of; as, to widen a field; to widen a breach; to widen a stocking.

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Taperverb

(transitive) To make thinner or narrower at one end.

Widenverb

To grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend.

‘Arches widen, and long aisles extend.’;

Taperverb

(intransitive) To diminish gradually.

Widenverb

become broader or wider or more extensive;

‘The road widened’;

Taperadjective

Tapered; narrowing to a point.

Widenverb

make (clothes) larger;

‘Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight’;

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Tapernoun

A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.

‘Get me a taper in my study, Lucius.’;

Widenverb

make wider;

‘widen the road’;

Tapernoun

A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire.

Widenverb

extend in scope or range or area;

‘The law was extended to all citizens’; ‘widen the range of applications’; ‘broaden your horizon’; ‘Extend your backyard’;

Taperadjective

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

Widen

Widen is a municipality in the district of Bremgarten in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.

Taperverb

To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end.

Taperverb

To make or cause to taper.

Tapernoun

a convex shape that narrows toward a point

Tapernoun

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

Tapernoun

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

Tapernoun

stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Taperverb

diminish gradually;

‘Interested tapered off’;

Taperverb

give a point to;

‘The candles are tapered’;

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