noun Date: 15th century one who bears a taper in a religious procession

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  • taperer — noun A person who carries a taper in a religious service …   Wiktionary

  • taperer — one who bears a taper during a religious procession Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • taperer — noun a person carrying a taper in a religious ceremony …   English new terms dictionary

  • taperer — ta·per·er …   English syllables

  • taperer — ˈtāp(ə)rə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from taper (I) + er 1. : one who bears a candle (as in a religious procession) 2. : one that tapers …   Useful english dictionary

  • taper — taper1 taperer, n. taperingly, adv. /tay peuhr/, v.i. 1. to become smaller or thinner toward one end. 2. to grow gradually lean. v.t. 3. to make gradually smaller toward one end. 4. to reduce gradually. 5. taper off …   Universalium

  • Ecclesiastical Terms — Christianity is an institution of extraordinary duration and complexity (not to mention insularity) and, over the past 2000 years, has developed its own extensive vocabulary that is largely incomprehensible to laypersons. This surprisingly large… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • taper — /ˈteɪpə / (say taypuh) verb (i) 1. to become gradually slenderer towards one end. 2. to grow gradually lean. 3. Sport to enter into a period of taper: to taper for a marathon. –verb (t) 4. to make gradually smaller towards one end. 5. to reduce… …   Australian English dictionary

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