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candle

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noun can·dle \ˈkan-dəl\

Definition of candle

  1. 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. 2 :  something resembling a candle in shape or use <a sulfur candle for fumigating>

  3. 3 :  required effort, expense, or trouble —usually used in the phrase not worth the candle

  4. 4 :  candela

Origin and Etymology of candle

Middle English candel, from Old English, from Latin candela, from candēre


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Household Terms


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candle

verb can·dle

Definition of candle

candled

candling

play \ˈkan(d)-liŋ, ˈkan-dəl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to examine by holding between the eye and a light; especially :  to test (eggs) in this way for staleness, blood clots, fertility, and growth

candler

play \ˈkan(d)-lər, ˈkan-dəl-ər\ noun

1879

First Known Use of candle

1879

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms



CANDLE Defined for English Language Learners

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candle

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noun can·dle \ˈkan-dəl\

Definition of candle for English Language Learners

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


CANDLE Defined for Kids

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candle

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noun can·dle \ˈkan-dəl\

Definition of candle for Students

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


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candle

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verb can·dle

Definition of candle for Students

candled

candling

  1. :  to examine (an egg) by holding between the eye and a light

candler

noun

Medical Dictionary

candle

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noun can·dle \ˈkan-dəl\

Medical Definition of candle

  1. 1:  a medicated candle or lozenge used for fumigation

  2. 2:  candela



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