Associations to the word «Candle»


CANDLE, noun. A light source consisting of a wick embedded in a solid, flammable substance such as wax, tallow, or paraffin.
CANDLE, noun. The protruding, removable portion of a filter, particularly a water filter.
CANDLE, noun. (obsolete) A unit of luminous intensity, now replaced by the SI unit candela.
CANDLE, noun. (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 conspicuous.
CANDLE, verb. (embryology) (transitive) To observe the growth of an embryo inside (an egg), using a bright light source.
CANDLE, verb. (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.
CANDLE, verb. To check an item (such as an envelope) by holding it between a light source and the eye.
CANDLE COAL, noun. Alternative form of cannel coal
CANDLE IN THE WIND, noun. (idiomatic) A fragile or vulnerable thing, likely to be put in jeopardy.
CANDLE POWER, noun. Alternative spelling of candlepower
CANDLE SNUFFER, noun. A device made to extinguish (to snuff out) a candle.
CANDLE SNUFFERS, noun. Plural of candle snuffer
CANDLE TREE, noun. A candlestick or candelabrum
CANDLE TREE, noun. A tree with long cylindrical fruits that look like candles, Parmentiera cereifera
CANDLE TREES, noun. Plural of candle tree
CANDLE WAX, noun. Any material, such as stearin or tallow, used to make the body of candles

Dictionary definition

CANDLE, noun. Stick of wax with a wick in the middle.
CANDLE, noun. 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.
CANDLE, verb. Examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light.

Wise words

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