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Meaning of CANDLE

Pronunciation:  'kandl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  stick of wax with a wick in the middle
  2. [n]  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
  3. [v]  examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

CANDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: candela, cd, standard candle, taper, wax light
 See Also: candlepower unit, candlewick, examine, lamp, luminous intensity unit, rush candle, rushlight, see, vigil candle, vigil light, wick



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Can"dle\, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L.
candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand["e]re
to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel},
1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick
   composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and
   used to furnish light.

         How far that little candle throws his beams! So
         shines a good deed in a naughty world. --Shak.

Note: Candles are usually made by repeatedly dipping the
      wicks in the melted tallow, etc. (``dipped candles''),
      or by casting or running in a mold.

2. That which gives light; a luminary.

         By these blessed candles of the night. --Shak.

{Candle nut}, the fruit of a euphorbiaceous shrub ({Aleurites
   triloba}), a native of some of the Pacific islands; --
   socalled because, when dry, it will burn with a bright
   flame, and is used by the natives as a candle. The oil has
   many uses.

{Candle power} (Photom.), illuminating power, as of a lamp,
   or gas flame, reckoned in terms of the light of a standard

{Electric candle}, A modification of the electric arc lamp,
   in which the carbon rods, instead of being placed end to
   end, are arranged side by side, and at a distance suitable
   for the formation of the arc at the tip; -- called also,
   from the name of the inventor, {Jablockoff candle}.

{Excommunication by inch of candle}, a form of
   excommunication in which the offender is allowed time to
   repent only while a candle burns.

{Not worth the candle}, not worth the cost or trouble.

{Rush candle}, a candle made of the pith of certain rushes,
   peeled except on one side, and dipped in grease.

{Sale by inch of candle}, an auction in which persons are
   allowed to bid only till a small piece of candle burns

{Standard candle} (Photom.), a special form of candle
   employed as a standard in photometric measurements;
   usually, a candle of spermaceti so constructed as to burn
   at the rate of 120 grains, or 7.8 grams, per hour.

{To curse by bell, book and candle}. See under {Bell}.

Computing Dictionary

Part of the scorpion environment development system.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a burning candle in your dream means that good luck and hope will be coming your way in small and steady amounts. You are in a comfortable stage in your life and may be seeking spiritual enlightenment. Lit candles are also symbolic of intellect, enlightenment, awareness or the search for truth. Seeing an unlit candle means that you have feelings or rejection or disappointments. You are not utilizing your fullest potential. Seeing a candle blow out in your dream indicates that you are surrendering a significant aspect of yourself. You are letting go of something that used to be important to you. To watch the candle burn down to nothing in your dream means your fears of aging and dying or a fear of sexual impotence. Seeing a red colored candle in your dream, symbolizes some intimate or romantic relationship. You may not be giving the relationship a fair chance and are dismissing it before you invested time to learn more about the other person. On the other hand, you may just not be feeling any chemistry or passion.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. ner, Job 18:6; 29:3; Ps. 18:28; Prov. 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 (Prov. 20:27), of a Christian example (Matt. 5:14, 15), and of prosperity (Job 21:17; Prov. 13:9).

Thesaurus Terms
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