Definitions of candle

  1. the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the System 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. stick of wax with a wick in the middle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. That which gives light; a luminary. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. Wax, tallow, or other like substance surrounding a wick: a light. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Cylinder of fatty matter containing a wick, for burning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A cylinder, as of tallow or wax, containing a wick, for lighting; a light. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A roll of tallow, wax, or spermaceti, with a wick in the centre, to give light; a light. Not fit to hold the candle to, not fit to be the link-boy or lowest menial of. Not worth the candle, not worth the trouble of seeking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. 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.
  13. Heb. ner, Job 18:6 ; 29:3 ; Psalms 18:28 ; Proverbs 24:20 , in all which places the Revised Version and margin of Authorized Version have "lamp," by which the word is elsewhere frequently rendered. The Hebrew word denotes properly any kind of candle or lamp or torch. It is used as a figure of conscience ( Proverbs 20:27 ), of a Christian example ( Matthew 5:14 Matthew 5:15 ), and of prosperity ( Job 21:17 ; Proverbs 13:9 ). biblestudytools.com
  14. Part of the Scorpion environment development system. foldoc_fs
  15. kan'dl, n. wax, tallow, or other like substance surrounding a wick: a light.--ns. CAN'DLE-BERR'Y, the wax-myrtle, also its fruit: the fruit of Aleurites triloba, the candle-berry tree; CAN'DLE-BOMB, a small glass bomb filled with water, exploding on being held in a candle-flame; CAN'DLE-COAL (same as CANNEL-COAL); CAN'DLE-DIP'PING, the method of making candles by dipping instead of moulding; CAN'DLE-END, the end-piece of a burnt-out candle; CAN'DLE-FISH, the eulachon, a deep-sea fish of the smelt family found along the north-west coast of America, producing eulachon oil: another West American fish, resembling a pollock--the black candle-fish or horse-mackerel; CAN'DLE-HOLD'ER, one who holds a candle to another while working--hence one who renders another slight assistance, or humours him; CAN'DLE-LIGHT, the light of a candle, illumination by means of candles: the time when candles are lighted; CAN'DLE-LIGHT'ER, one whose business is to light the candles: a spill; CAN'DLE-POW'ER, the illuminating power of a standard sperm candle--a unit of luminosity; CAN'DLESTICK, an instrument for holding a candle, originally a stick or piece of wood; CAN'DLE-WAST'ER, one who studies late; CAN'DLE-WOOD, the wood of various West Indian and Mexican resinous trees.--BURN THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS, to waste in two directions at once.--NOT FIT TO HOLD A CANDLE TO, not fit even to be some one's inferior, not to be compared with.--SELL BY THE CANDLE, to offer for sale as long as a small piece of candle burns, the bid made just before it goes out being successful.--THE GAME IS NOT WORTH THE CANDLE, the thing is not worth the labour or expense of it. [A.S. candel--L. candela, from cand-[=e]re, to glow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Cylinder of wax, tallow, spermaceti, &c., enclosing wick, for giving light; (also c.-power) unit of light-measurement; Roman c., firework, tube discharging coloured balls; can\'t, is not fit to, hold a c. to, is not to be compared with; sell by inch of c., by auction, last bid before small candle expires winning; bell book &c.; game not worth the c., result not justifying the cost or trouble; BURN c. at both ends; hide c. under BUSHEL; candleberry myrtle (N.-Amer.), candleberry-tree (Moluccas), yielding wax& nut-kernels used for cc.; c.-ends, remnants of c., odds-&-ends hoarded by the stingy; candlelight, light of cc., any artificial light, evening; candlestick, support for (usu. single) c.; c.-tree, Amer., with c.-like fruit some feet long. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A cylindrical body of tallow, wax, spermaceti, &c., inclosing a wick of flax or cotton threads, used for giving light; a luminary. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. A light made of wax or tallow, surrounding a wick of fax or cotton. Complete Dictionary

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