- (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
How to use candle in a sentence
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).
A slight rap at her chamber door dispelled Juliet's slumbers, and Ruth Candler entered the room.Mark Hurdlestone|Susanna Moodie
Mr. Candler seems to suggest that my goal is something more than merely attaining justice on the Khilafat.Freedom's Battle|Mahatma Gandhi
Occasionally, when hens eat unusual quantities of green food, the yolk show a greenish brown tint, and appear dark to the candler.
All limed or water glassed eggs can be told at a glance by an experienced candler.
He even knew the details of Asa G. Candler's soda water activities.The Conquest of America|Cleveland Moffett
British Dictionary definitions for candle
Derived forms of candlecandler, noun
Word Origin for candle
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Idioms and Phrases with candle
see burn the candle at both ends; game is not worth the candle; hold a candle to.