from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large decorative candlestick having several arms or branches.
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- n. A candle holder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lamp stand of any sort.
- n. A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet, -- frequently a votive offering to a temple.
- n. A large candlestick, having several branches; also called candelabra.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In antiquity: A candlestick.
- n. A lampstand; a kind of stand used among the Romans to support a lamp or lamps.
- n. Any branched candlestick differing from a chandelier or bracket in resting upon a foot.
- n. A variety of arabesque in which a strongly marked vertical motive is present.
- n. plural In sponges, branching terminal spines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
The only change here regards the Paschal candle, which is moved from its little bracket to the column (“in candelabrum suum”).
Quite determined to reread such portions of it as I had long before marked as pertinent to the very attempt I had in mind, I brought in the candelabrum from the parlor and drew out a table to hold it.
The other, that he had carried up to her room a large candelabrum from the drawing-room mantel.
Sitting on the tabletop beside the candelabrum was a tarnished silver cup holding several wooden matches.
Qwilleran loaded the bowl in the trunk of his car — it was even heavier than it looked — and drove to the Village Smithy to tell Vance that his candelabrum was a great success.
The base of the candelabrum is a tripod, on which stands a group of three female figures; representing Law, Justice, and Poetry, the two former modeled from Flaxman's sculpture on Lord Mansfield's monument in
The lamp-stand, "candelabrum," which Moses was commanded to make for the tabernacle, according to the pattern shown him.
On Holy Saturday, the Missal of 1969 prescribes explicitly that the Paschal Candle is to be placed in a “candelabrum magnum” when it is brought into the church, restoring one of the most important symbols of the ancient rite.
The same goes for James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), which, in any case, doesn't hold a cobwebbed candelabrum to Mel Brooks's classic Young Frankenstein (1974).
Let's kibitz by the fire; let's bake rugelach for Santa; and let's light unscented candles on a 12-branched candelabrum.