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Definition of Candle

noun
1.
a long, usually slender piece of tallow or wax with an embedded wick that is burned to give light.
2.
something resembling a candle in appearance or use.
3.
Optics.
  1. (formerly) candela.
  2. Also called international candle. a unit of luminous intensity, defined as a fraction of the luminous intensity of a group of 45 carbon-filament lamps: used from 1909 to 1948 as the international standard.
  3. a unit of luminous intensity, equal to the luminous intensity of a wax candle of standard specifications: used prior to 1909 as the international standard.
    Abbreviation: c., c.
verb (used with object), candled, candling.
4.
to examine (eggs) for freshness, fertility, etc., by holding them up to a bright light.
5.
to hold (a bottle of wine) in front of a lighted candle while decanting so as to detect sediment and prevent its being poured off with the wine.
Idioms
6.
burn the / one's candle at both ends. burn1 (def 54).
7.
hold a candle to, to compare favorably with (usually used in the negative):
She's smart, but she can't hold a candle to her sister.
8.
worth the candle, worth the trouble or effort involved (usually used in the negative):
Trying to win them over to your viewpoint is not worth the candle.

Candle Example in a sentance

Example Sentences for candle

She flew out of the bed, ran to the fire, and lighted a candle.

On these strips the bottles, some large and some small, were to be placed, each with a candle in it.

No sooner had we lain down and the candle was out, than the trouble began.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed,And here comes a chopper to chop off your head.

Rudolph's candle also is blown out, as he hastens to relight hers.

Will you give me a little piece of candle, too, if you please?

This lit, I could set my candle down, and yet see plainly enough to work.

What did you want of the candle, then, if you didn't steal the money?

At length the candle was brought by the man in the fustian coat.

I wanted it to grease the saw-mill, and the candle lies on a rock by the brook now.

History of Candle

Word Origin & History

candle O.E. candel "lamp, lantern, candle," an early ecclesiastical borrowing from L. candela "a light, torch, candle made of tallow or wax," from candere "to shine," from PIE base *kand- "to glow, to shine, to shoot out light" (cf. Skt. cand- "to give light, shine," candra- "shining, glowing, moon;" Gk. kandaros "coal;" Welsh cann "white;" M.Ir. condud "fuel"). Candles were unknown in ancient Greece (where oil lamps sufficed), but common from early times among Romans and Etruscans. Candles on birthday cakes seems to have been originally a German custom. To hold a candle to originally meant "to ...help in a subordinate capacity." To burn the candle at both ends is recorded from 1730.

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