American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A candelabrum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a branched, ornamental candlestick having several sockets for candles.
- n. a branched, ornamental electric light fixture, resembling an candelabra[wn1], having several sockets for lights.
- n. branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
- From Latin candēlābra, pl. of candēlābrum; see candelabrum. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Arrived at the gate, before which hung a black curtain, the old woman knocked and it was opened to us; when we entered and found a vestibule spread with carpets and hung around with lamps all alight and wax candles in candelabra adorned with pendants of precious gems and noble ores.”
“Beside the base of the candelabra was a malachite and silver hairband, lying there as if dropped or tossed carelessly.”
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“They are called candelabra, and are really ornamental candlesticks.”
“The simplest designs were the tables topped with a single crystal candelabra filled with white flowers.”
“A silver candelabra covered with long strands of pearls, white feathers, and calla lilies adorned another set of tables.”
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