- (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
Example sentences from the Web for candle
Lit candles represented a one, and unlit positions on the menorah were zeros.
Their candles are hand-poured and come in dozens of different scents.
Give this candle to the space lover in your family, and they’ll be excited to light it up.
When he burned his fingertips lighting candles around the house, he felt nothing.For Years, JaMarcus Crews Tried to Get a New Kidney, but Corporate Healthcare Stood in the Way|by Lizzie Presser|December 15, 2020|ProPublica
Candle by candle, one byone, from a distanceThe light is still here.
Candler helps them to engage with the world, but he is in many ways the most damaged of them all.
Candler is a good-looking guy (but not too good-looking), and smart (but not too smart).
The only other reference in print, that I know of, to the fighting for Samarra is the chapter in Mr. Candler's book.
But the chapter remained bare and comparatively uninteresting beside the accounts of actions which Mr. Candler had witnessed.
Mr. Candler seems to suggest that my goal is something more than merely attaining justice on the Khilafat.Freedom's Battle|Mahatma Gandhi
Mr. Candler has written, bitterly enough, of the way the Censorship impeded him in his work as official 'Eye-witness.'
Here the candler, so expert in other points, is usually helpless.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
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.