votive candle


Definition of votive candle 

1 : a candle lit in devotion or gratitude

2 : a small squat candle

called also votive

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The historian and 40 conservators already spent a day and a half this month disassembling a second memorial at nearby Pine Trails Park, which included about 1,500 similar items, such as votive candles and balloons. Phillip Valys, Sun-Sentinel.com, "50 volunteers dismantle Stoneman Douglas memorial for preservation," 28 Mar. 2018 On Thursday, alongside the pool’s 10-foot steel fence, someone had left a white votive candle to remember the boy who two days earlier climbed it just once. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Timeline Of A Tragedy: Hours Passed Before Drowned Boy Was Reported Missing, City Cameras Failed To Alert Police," 6 July 2018 The meal setup included a cloth tablecloth, porcelain dishes, and a flickering votive candle — battery-operated; no flames allowed, of course. Marilyn Jones, Philly.com, "'Flying chefs' in business class," 6 July 2018 Add red-colored corn syrup to votive candles for a bloody addition to your creepy collection. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 16 Oct. 2017 Instead, a dining room with linen tablecloths and napkins (who does that anymore?), bouquets of flowers, votive candles, and decorative lights reflected in the dark glass. Naomi Kooker, BostonGlobe.com, "You’ll leave Winchester’s China Sky with a smile," 16 Mar. 2018 Only use a votive candle to keep chocolate fondue warm at the table. Eric Velasco, AL.com, "How to make fondue for two," 14 Feb. 2018 In south Minneapolis, don’t miss Grand Cafe, where the warmest of neighborhood storefronts with mismatched china and glowing votive candles backdrops chef Jamie Malone’s highly inventive French food. Elaine Glusac, chicagotribune.com, "Hygge vibe makes Minneapolis a winter winner," 25 Jan. 2018 El Patio, just lakeside of the Warehouse District, is a colorful restaurant, with murals of agave plants on the walls and rows of cheeky votive candles lining the entrance. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "El Patio takes Mexican upscale: Opening Alert," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of votive candle

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of votive candle

: a small candle that is sometimes used in religious ceremonies

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