Taper vs Thin - What's the difference?
As a noun taper
is a slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light or taper
can be (weaving) one who operates a tape machine.
As a verb taper
is to make thinner or narrower at one end.
As a proper noun thin is
the fifth earthly branch represented by the.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) taper, from (etyl) .
A slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
* ~1603 , William Shakespeare, ''Othello, Act I, scene I, line 157:
* 1913 ,
- strike on the tinder, ho!/ Give me a taper .
- Love used to carry a bow, you know,
- But now he carries a taper ;
- It is either a length of wax aglow,
A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness and/or cross section in an elongated object
- Or a twist of lighted paper.
- the taper of a spire.
A thin stick used for lighting candles, either a wax-coated wick or a slow-burning wooden rod.
- The legs of the table had a slight taper to them.
To make thinner or narrower at one end.
* 1851 ,
To diminish gradually.
- Though true cylinders without — within, the villanous green goggling glasses deceitfully tapered downwards to a cheating bottom.
* taper off
(weaving) One who operates a tape machine.
Someone who works with tape or tapes.
Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.
- thin plate of metal
- thin paper
- thin board
Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.
- thin covering
- thin wire
Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.
- thin string
Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.
Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.
- thin person
- The trees of a forest are thin'''; the corn or grass is '''thin .
(golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.
Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
- Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.
Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering.
- thin , hollow sounds, and lamentable screams
- a thin disguise
* See also
* into thin air
* razor thin
* thin air
* thin as a rake
* thick and thin
* wear thin
(philately) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.
Any food produced or served in thin slices.
- chocolate mint thins
- potato thins
To make thin or thinner.
To become thin or thinner.
To remove some plants in order to improve the growth of those remaining.
* thin out
Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state.
* Francis Bacon
- seed sown thin
- Spain is thin sown of people.