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Is taper a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word taper is a Scrabble US word. The word taper is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is taper a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word taper is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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Valid words made from Taper

You can make 62 words from 'taper' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'taper'

APERT 7APTER 7
PATER 7PEART 7
PETAR 7PRATE 7
TAPER 7TRAPE 7

4 letters words from 'taper'

APER 6ARET 4
PARE 6PART 6
PATE 6PEAR 6
PEAT 6PERT 6
PRAT 6RAPE 6
RAPT 6RATE 4
REAP 6TAPE 6
TARE 4TARP 6
TEAR 4TEPA 6
TRAP 6 

3 letters words from 'taper'

APE 5APT 5
ARE 3ART 3
ATE 3EAR 3
EAT 3ERA 3
ETA 3PAR 5
PAT 5PEA 5
PER 5PET 5
PRE 5RAP 5
RAT 3REP 5
RET 3TAE 3
TAP 5TAR 3
TEA 3 

2 letters words from 'taper'

AE 2AR 2
AT 2EA 2
ER 2ET 2
PA 4PE 4
RE 2TA 2
TE 2 

All 5 letters words made out of taper

taper atper tpaer ptaer apter pater taepr atepr teapr etapr aetpr eatpr tpear ptear tepar etpar petar eptar apetr paetr aeptr eaptr peatr epatr tapre atpre tpare ptare aptre patre tarpe atrpe trape rtape artpe ratpe tprae ptrae trpae rtpae prtae rptae aprte parte arpte rapte prate rpate taerp aterp tearp etarp aetrp eatrp tarep atrep traep rtaep artep ratep terap etrap treap rteap ertap retap aertp eartp aretp raetp eratp reatp tpera ptera tepra etpra petra eptra tprea ptrea trpea rtpea prtea rptea terpa etrpa trepa rtepa ertpa retpa perta eprta preta rpeta erpta repta apert paert aeprt eaprt peart epart apret paret arpet rapet praet rpaet aerpt earpt arept raept erapt reapt perat eprat preat rpeat erpat repat

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word taper. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in taper.

Definitions and meaning of taper

taper

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈteɪpə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈteɪpɚ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪpə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: tapir

Etymology 1

From Middle English taper, from Old English tapor (taper, candle, wick of a lamp), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Latin papyrus (papyrus", used in Mediaeval times to mean "wick of a candle), or of Celtic origin related to Irish tapar (taper), Welsh tampr (a taper, torch). Compare Sanskrit तपती (tápati, (it) warms, gives out heat; to be hot; to heat). More at tepid.

Noun

taper (plural tapers)

  1. A slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle
    • ~1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act I, scene I, line 157:
      strike on the tinder, ho!/ Give me a taper.
    • 1913, Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Change
      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.
  2. (by extension) a small light.
  3. 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.
    • 2005, Michael Ellis, Apollo Rises (page 15)
      Her hair hangs over her ears and flows to a taper at the back of her neck where it is held in place with a wide and circular black clasp.
  4. A thin stick used for lighting candles, either a wax-coated wick or a slow-burning wooden rod.
Derived terms
  • taperwise
Translations

Verb

taper (third-person singular simple present tapers, present participle tapering, simple past and past participle tapered)

  1. (transitive) To make thinner or narrower at one end.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 3
      Though true cylinders without — within, the villainous green goggling glasses deceitfully tapered downwards to a cheating bottom.
  2. (intransitive) To diminish gradually.
Synonyms
  • narrow
Derived terms
  • taper off
Translations

Adjective

taper

  1. Tapered; narrowing to a point.

Etymology 2

tape +‎ -er

Noun

taper (plural tapers)

  1. (weaving) One who operates a tape machine.
  2. Someone who works with tape or tapes.

Anagrams

  • Peart, Petra, apert, apter, parte, pater, peart, petar, petra, prate, preta, reapt, repat, retap, trape, treap

Danish

Verb

taper

  1. present of tape

French

Etymology

From Middle French taper, from Old French tapper, taper (to tap), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *tappōn, *dabbōn (to strike) or from Middle Low German tappen, tapen (to tap, rap, strike); both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *dab- (to strike), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰebʰ- (to beat, strike, stun, be speechless). Related to German tappen (to grope, fumble), Dutch deppen (to dab), Icelandic tappa, tapsa, tæpta (to tap). Related to dab.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ta.pe/
  • Rhymes: -e
  • Homophones: tapai, tapé, tapée, tapées, tapés, tapez

Verb

taper

  1. (transitive) to slap, knock, beat
  2. (transitive) to type (use a keyboard or typewriter)
  3. (transitive with sur) to hit, beat, rap
  4. (intransitive) to beat down (of the sun); to go to one's head (of wine etc.)
  5. (intransitive, slang) to stink, pong, reek
  6. (reflexive, slang) to put away (a meal etc.)
    Je me suis tapé un bon petit hamburger hier soir.
  7. (reflexive, vulgar, slang) to fuck (have sex)
    Il s'est tapé la fille de son patron.

Conjugation

Derived terms

See also

  • frapper
  • cogner

Further reading

  • “taper” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • parte, pâtre, prêta, tarpé

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • tapre, tapyr, tapir, tapor, tapour, tapur, tapper

Etymology

From Old English tapor, possibly from Latin papȳrus (if so, a doublet of paper).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːpər/

Noun

taper (plural tapres)

  1. taper (thin candle)

Descendants

  • English: taper

References

  • “tāper, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Norman

Pronunciation

Verb

taper (gerund tap'thie)

  1. (Jersey, onomatopoeia) to hit, knock

Derived terms

  • taper raide (to hit hard)

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

taper

  1. a loser

Inflection


Related terms

  • tapar (Nynorsk)

Noun

taper

  1. indefinite plural of tape

Verb

taper

  1. present of tape (to lose)
  2. (archaic) present of tape (to tape)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

taper

  1. present of tape (to lose)

Walloon

Etymology

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Verb

taper

  1. to throw

Source: wiktionary.org
  • made of tape.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)