candle

Primary Meanings of candle

1.
n
stick of wax with a wick in the middle
2.
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
3.
v
examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
Full Definitions of candle
1

n stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Synonyms:
taper, wax light
Types:
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chandlery
candles and other commodities sold by a chandler
dip
a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
rush candle, rushlight
a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
vigil candle, vigil light
a candle lighted by a worshiper in a church
Type of:
lamp
an artificial source of visible illumination
2

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

Synonyms:
candela, cd, standard candle
Type of:
candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit
a measure of luminous intensity
3

v examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

Type of:
examine, see
observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

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