Taper vs Zone - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taper and zone

is that 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 while zone is zone.

As a verb taper

is to make thinner or narrower at one end.

taper

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) taper, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
  • * ~1603 , William Shakespeare, ''Othello, Act I, scene I, line 157:
  • strike on the tinder, ho!/ Give me a taper .
  • * 1913 ,
  • Love used to carry a bow, you know,
    But now he carries a taper ;
    It is either a length of wax aglow,
    Or a twist of lighted paper.
  • 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.
  • A thin stick used for lighting candles, either a wax-coated wick or a slow-burning wooden rod.
  • Derived terms
    * taperwise

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make thinner or narrower at one end.
  • * 1851 ,
  • Though true cylinders without — within, the villanous green goggling glasses deceitfully tapered downwards to a cheating bottom.
  • To diminish gradually.
  • Derived terms
    * taper off
    Synonyms
    * narrow

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (weaving) One who operates a tape machine.
  • Someone who works with tape or tapes.
  • Anagrams

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    zone

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Each of the five regions of the earth's surface into which it was divided by climatic differences, namely the torrid zone (between the tropics), two temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles), and two frigid zones (within the polar circles).
  • * , I.2.4.vi:
  • To avoid which, we will take any pains […]; we will dive to the bottom of the sea, to the bowels of the earth, five, six, seven, eight, nine hundred fathom deep, through all five zones , and both extremes of heat and cold […].
  • * 1841 , (George Bancroft), History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent , Volume 2, page 270,
  • And while idle curiosity may take its walk in shady avenues by the ocean side, commercedefies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades every zone .
  • Any given region or area of the world.
  • A given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic, use, restriction, etc.
  • There is a no-smoking zone that extends 25 feet outside of each entrance.
    The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
  • A band or area of growth encircling anything.
  • a zone''' of evergreens on a mountain; the '''zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent
  • A band or stripe extending around a body.
  • (crystallography) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
  • (baseball) Short for the strike zone.
  • That pitch was low and away, just outside of the zone .
  • (chiefly, sports) A high-performance phase or period.
  • I just got in the zone late in the game: everything was going in.
  • (networking) That collection of a domain's DNS resource records, the domain and its subdomains]], that are not [[delegate, delegated to another authority.
  • (Apple computing) A logical group of network devices on AppleTalk.
  • A belt or girdle.
  • * 17th c , , 2005'', Pygmalion and the Statue'', Paul Hammond, David Hopkins (editors), ''The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Five: 1697-1700 , page 263,
  • Her tapered fingers too with rings are graced, / And an embroidered zone surrounds her slender waist.
  • * 1779 , , A Voyage to New Guinea and the Moluccas from Balambangan , page 21,
  • From the wai?t downwards, they wore a loo?e robe, girt with an embroidered zone or belt about the middle, with a large cla?p of gold, and a precious ?tone.
  • * 18th c', , ''The Passions: An Ode for Music'', '''1810 , Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (editors), ''The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper , Volume 13, page 204,
  • Love fram'd with Mirth a gay fantastic round, / Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound,
  • * 1819', Lord Byron, ''Don Juan'', Canto I, LV, '''1827 , ''The Works of Lord Byron, including The Suppressed Poems , page 565,
  • There was the Donna Julia, whom to call / Pretty were but to give a feeble notion / Of many charms in her as natural / As sweetness to the flower, or salt to ocean, / Her zone to Venus, or his bow to Cupid / (But this last simile is trite and stupid).
  • * 1844', (Charles Dickens), '''', '''1865 , ''Works of Charles Dickens'', Volume VI: ''Martin Chuzzlewit —Volume II, page 421,
  • it was the prettiest thing to see her girding on the precious little zone , and yet obliged to have assistance because her fingers were in such terrible perplexity; […].
  • (geometry) The curved surface of a frustum of a sphere, the portion of surface of a sphere delimited by parallel planes.
  • * 1835 , Charles Davies, David Brewster (editors and translators), , Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry'', [1794, ''Eléments de géométrie ], page 293,
  • To find the surface of a spherical zone .
    Rule.—Multiply the altitude of the zone by the circumference of a great circle of the sphere, and the product will be the surface (Book VIII. Prop. X. Sch. 1).
  • * 2014 , John Bird, Engineering Mathematics , page 183,
  • A zone of a sphere' is the curved surface of a frustum.Determine, correct to 3 significant figures (a) the volume of the frustum of the sphere, (b) the radius of the sphere and (c) the area of the ' zone formed.
  • (geometry, loosely, perhaps by meronymy) A frustum of a sphere.
  • A circuit; a circumference.
  • (Milton)

    Synonyms

    * (area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic etc) area, belt, district, region, section, sector, sphere, territory * * (high performance phase or period) * * *

    Derived terms

    * * * * * * * * * * * * demilitarized zone, DMZ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    See also

    * alb * epigonation * epimanikion * epitrachelion * maniple * mitre * omophorion * rhason * sakkos * sticharion * zone file

    Verb

  • To divide into or assign sections or areas.
  • Please zone off our staging area, a section for each group.
  • To define the property use classification of an area.
  • This area was zoned for industrial use.
  • To enter a daydream state temporarily, for instance as a result of boredom, fatigue, or intoxication; to doze off.
  • I must have zoned while he was giving us the directions.
    Everyone just put their goddamn heads together and zoned . (Byron Coley, liner notes for the album "Piece for Jetsun Dolma" by Thurston Moore)
  • To girdle or encircle.
  • Synonyms

    * (enter a daydream state) doze off, zone out

    Derived terms

    * * *

    See also

    * exclusion zone * friend zone * time zone * zone out * zoning law * zone of employment

    Anagrams

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