American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A solid, usually cylindrical mass of tallow, wax, or other fatty substance with an axially embedded wick that is burned to provide light.
- n. Something resembling this object in shape or use.
- n. Physics An obsolete unit of luminous intensity, originally defined in terms of a wax candle with standard composition and equal to 1.02 candelas. Also called international candle.
- n. Physics See candela.
- v. To examine (an egg) for freshness or fertility by holding it before a bright light.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A taper; a cylindrical body of tallow, wax, spermaceti, or other fatty material, formed on a wick composed of linen or cotton threads woven or twisted loosely, or (as formerly) of the pith of a rush, and used as a source of artificial light.
- n. One candle-power: used as a standard of comparison. See candle-power.
- n. In sodamanuf., a name given to the jets of sulphureted hydrogen and carbonic oxid which escape from various parts of the roasted mixture of sodium sulphate, coal, and limestone, during the process of manufacture.
- To examine (an egg) in an egg-tester by means of a lighted candle to determine its freshness. See egg-candling.
- n. A light source consisting of a wick embedded in a solid, flammable substance such as wax, tallow, or paraffin.
- n. The protruding, removable portion of a filter, particularly a water filter.
- n. obsolete A unit of luminous intensity, now replaced by the SI unit candela.
- n. forestry a fast growing, light colored, upward-growing shoot on a pine tree in the spring. As growth slows in summer, the shoot darkens and is no longer highlighted to one’s view.
- v. embryology To observe the growth of an embryo inside an egg, using a bright light source.
- v. pottery To dry greenware prior to beginning of the firing cycle, setting the kiln at 200° Celsius until all water is removed from the greenware.
- v. To check an item (such as an envelope) by holding it between a light souce and the eye.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and used to furnish light.
- n. That which gives light; a luminary.
- v. examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
- n. the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
- n. stick of wax with a wick in the middle
- From Old English candel, from Latin candēla ("a candle"), from candeō ("I am white, bright, shining"); see candid. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English candel, from Old English and from Anglo-Norman candele, both from Latin candēla, from candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Suppose I take a taper or candle (we can now be liberal in our use of the word candle, since we understand what it means), and place it in one of the tubes; it will go on, you see, burning very well.”
“In the school, no time in the year, they shall use tallow candle, in no wise, but _only wax candle_, at the costs of their friends.”
“_] We must put out the whole world as I put out this candle [_he puts out candle_]; we must put out the light of the stars and the light of the sun and the light of the moon [_he puts out the remaining candles and comes down to where the others are_], till we have brought everything to nothing once again.”
“That ain't you talkin ', any more than this candle is a candle.”
“Sometimes a mirrored tray, glass beads and a candle is all I need for an elegant look and other times a watering can filled with hydrangeas is great for a more homey relaxed feel.”
“And they had what we called candle holders, a thing that you'd put the candle in.”
“At the end of each psalm, a candle is extinguished on the hearse, going from bottom to top; this represents the Apostles and disciples abandoning the Savior as He goes forth to His Passion.”
“Since the Paschal candle is already lit, the five grains of incense already inserted, and the lights of the church already lit, the Exsultet is sung by the deacon all at once.”
“The procession goes to the middle of the church, another candle is lit, and the deacon again raises the reed, genuflects and sings in a higher tone “Lumen Christi”; all respond as before.”
“She drew a candle from the grub-box and lighted it.”
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