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1candle

noun can·dle \ˈkan-dəl\

: wax that has been formed into a stick or another shape and has a string in the middle that can be burned

Full Definition of CANDLE

1
:  a usually molded or dipped mass of wax or tallow containing a wick that may be burned (as to give light, heat, or scent or for celebration or votive purposes)
2
:  something resembling a candle in shape or use <a sulfur candle for fumigating>
3
:  required effort, expense, or trouble —usually used in the phrase not worth the candle
4
:  candela
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Origin of CANDLE

Middle English candel, from Old English, from Latin candela, from candēre
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot

Rhymes with CANDLE

2candle

verb
can·dledcan·dling \ˈkan(d)-liŋ, ˈkan-dəl-iŋ\

Definition of CANDLE

transitive verb
:  to examine by holding between the eye and a light; especially :  to test (eggs) in this way for staleness, blood clots, fertility, and growth
can·dler \ˈkan(d)-lər, ˈkan-dəl-ər\ noun

First Known Use of CANDLE

1879

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
CANDLED Defined for Kids

1candle

noun can·dle \ˈkan-dəl\

Definition of CANDLE for Kids

:  a stick of tallow or wax containing a wick and burned to give light

2candle

verb
can·dledcan·dling

Definition of CANDLE for Kids

:  to examine (an egg) by holding between the eye and a light
can·dler noun
Medical Dictionary

candle

noun can·dle \ˈkan-dəl\

Medical Definition of CANDLE

1
:  a medicated candle or lozenge used for fumigation
2
:  candela

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