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CANDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does candle mean? 

CANDLE (noun)
  The noun CANDLE has 2 senses:

1. stick of wax with a wick in the middle
2. 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

  Familiarity information: CANDLE used as a noun is rare.


CANDLE (verb)
  The verb CANDLE has 1 sense:

1. examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

  Familiarity information: CANDLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANDLE (noun)


Sense 1candle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

candle; wax light; taper

Hypernyms ("candle" is a kind of...):

lamp (an artificial source of visible illumination)

Meronyms (parts of "candle"):

candlewick (the wick of a candle)

taper; wick (a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "candle"):

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)


Sense 2candle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

candela; standard candle; candle; cd

Hypernyms ("candle" is a kind of...):

candlepower unit; luminous intensity unit (a measure of luminous intensity)


CANDLE (verb)


Sense 1candle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "candle" is one way to...):

examine; see (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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