[ kan-dl-stik ]
See synonyms for candlestick on
  1. a device having a socket or a spike for holding a candle.

Origin of candlestick

before 1000; Middle English candelstikke,Old English candelsticca.See candle, stick1

Words Nearby candlestick Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use candlestick in a sentence

  • Upon being asked why so, he remarked, that where he stayed they had a candlestick worth eleven hundred dollars.

  • She came to the table, set the candlestick down and looked over the chess-board.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • The seven-branched candlestick frequently occurs on the walls and tombs.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • And they put incense upon the altar, and lighted up the lamps that were upon the candlestick, and they gave light in the temple.

  • On another found in the Jewish Catacomb is a representation of the seven-branched candlestick.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow

British Dictionary definitions for candlestick


candleholder (ˈkændəlˌhəʊldə)

/ (ˈkændəlˌstɪk) /

  1. a holder, usually ornamental, with a spike or socket for a candle

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012