- (formerly) candela.
- Also called international candle. a unit of luminous intensity, defined as a fraction of the luminous intensity of a group of 45 carbon-filament lamps: used from 1909 to 1948 as the international standard.
- a unit of luminous intensity, equal to the luminous intensity of a wax candle of standard specifications: used prior to 1909 as the international standard. Abbreviation: c., c
verb (used with object), can·dled, can·dling.
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Idioms for candle
Origin of candle
OTHER WORDS FROM candlecandler, nounun·can·dled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for candle
At Celeste, they’ve put out candles and heaters on the outdoor patio, but as it gets colder, it’s likely diners are just going to have to move inside, where the restaurant has expanded into an upstairs space for better distancing.As Restaurants Prepare for Winter Outdoor Dining, Convincing Customers Remains a Challenge|Jaya Saxena|October 15, 2020|Eater
Customers started messaging Otherland’s Instagram account, asking the company if it still had any holiday-scented candles left.In a crowded holiday advertising market, DTC brands are rethinking their digital strategies|Anna Hensel|October 12, 2020|Digiday
When someone gives you a scented candle, you will think of that person each time you light it.
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Yeah, the “Giant man-puppy” that is Gronkowski won't hold a sexual candle to the blue-eyed dreamboat.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.
This candle may just be the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a dear friend.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Taylor Swift in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And she said, “No, you are on fire,” and my arm had caught on fire from a candle on this mantelpiece.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The faint candle-light glimmered on a ponderous gilded cornice, which had also sustained violence.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Groping to the chimney-place with the aid of his matches, Mr. Collingwood found the candle and lit it.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
In a niche in the mud wall was a cheap print of the Madonna, one candle just smouldering out before it.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
"I am not Lady Macbeth," said Isabel, with a tremor in her own voice, as she entered and blew out the candle.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
You may burn a candle, said the Jew, putting one upon the table; and heres a book for you to read till they come to fetch you.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for candle
Derived forms of candlecandler, noun
Word Origin for candle
Medical definitions for candle
Idioms and Phrases with candle
see burn the candle at both ends; game is not worth the candle; hold a candle to.