Definitions of candle

  1. examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and used to furnish light. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which gives light; a luminary. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A slender rounded body of tallow, wax, or other fatty material, inclosing a wick of cotton, and used to furnish light. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Wax, tallow, or other like substance surrounding a wick: a light. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Cylinder of fatty matter containing a wick, for burning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A round body made of tallow or any fatty matter, with a wick in the centre, used to give light; a light or luminary; rush-candles, the pith of rushes dipped in tallow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for candle

  1. A little way it came, then no farther, and he had to light the candle – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. Then, I can see one candle in the dining- room. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay