Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Illumination from a candle or candles.
  • noun Dusk; twilight.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The light of a candle; illumination by candles.
  • noun The time at which candles or lamps are lighted: an expression much used in places or regions where no correct standard of time is easily accessible: as, the evening service will begin at early candle-light.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The light of a candle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The light emitted by a candle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the light provided by a burning candle

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In addition, the comparison with writing (or not) by candlelight is a false one.

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  • Did you see the photos from Reuters described as being of Palestinian lawmakers attend a parliament session in candlelight during a power cut in Gaza January 22, 2008.

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  • The candlelight is gleaming, soft jazz is playing, the fireplace is crackling, and you're snuggled on the couch with the woman you love.

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  • The clown picture you see, is purportedly Davio, and hangs on the wall of the itty bitty restaurant, which looks and feels like the slightly baroque living room of someone's home, in candlelight, with a few extra crystal chandeliers, and a warm glow.

    Toast:

  • The clown picture you see, is purportedly Davio, and hangs on the wall of the itty bitty restaurant, which looks and feels like the slightly baroque living room of someone's home, in candlelight, with a few extra crystal chandeliers, and a warm glow.

    Davio's

  • But this deflation of the gothic staple, the letter read by candlelight, is suddenly re-envisioned with the abrupt insertion of the phantom nun.

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  • "Matter of fact, that candlelight is not even flickering."

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  • Eight of the villagers attended, seven old men and someone’s grandchild all sitting in candlelight around the temple’s centerpiece without a corpse to look at, only a small crowd of bric-a-brac, mostly wooden Buddhas painted gold.

    A Bright Shining Lie

  • Eight of the villagers attended, seven old men and someone’s grandchild all sitting in candlelight around the temple’s centerpiece without a corpse to look at, only a small crowd of bric-a-brac, mostly wooden Buddhas painted gold.

    A Bright Shining Lie

  • The top right-wing blogs - with Little Green Footballs and Michelle Malkin leading the way - are libeling the Quakers by calling their candlelight vigils "parties," ostensibly, one infers, to celebrate the deaths of American soldiers.

    10/22/2005

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