Definitions

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

  • noun A lighted torch.
  • noun A large ornamental candlestick.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flaming torch of any kind; specifically, a light made of thick wicks covered with wax or other inflammable material, and used at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
  • noun In decorative art, a candlestick, especially a large and showy one, as of bronze, or one of decorative material.
  • noun One of the set of kettles used in the open-kettle process of sugarmaking, so called because the flames of the furnace strike it with most force.

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

  • noun A flaming torch, esp. one made by combining together a number of thick wicks invested with a quick-burning substance (anciently, perhaps, wax; in modern times, pitch or the like); hence, any torch.

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  • noun A burning torch, especially one carried in procession.

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

  • noun a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from flambe, flame; see flame.]

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From French flambeau.

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