- Stick of wax with a wick in the middle
- A loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
- The property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
- A convex shape that narrows toward a point
- Grow gradually narrower.
- Diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"
- Give a point to; "The candles are tapered"