- (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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Origin of candle
OTHER WORDS FROM candlecandler, nounun·can·dled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for candle
There is also bath and body products and home goods, like candles and cutting boards.This year, give a holiday gift that evokes your favorite city or state|Liza Weisstuch|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
The collection includes a candle and eau de parfum with notes of the following, stay with us, it requires some imagination.
Each of those candles shows the numbers of times he shot at this individual.Four police officers shot Amadou Diallo 19 times. A new photography project names them.|Geoff Edgers|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Vellabox is an artisan candle subscription service, offering three options for a monthly delivery of candles that provide between 25 and 75 hours of burn time.
I was looking forward to making some candle centerpieces for their tables, and my future daughter-in-law seemed to be on the same page with me.Miss Manners: Groom’s mother wants to contribute more than money to the wedding|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
First grade that can be separated by candling, corresponding to about twenty-four hours of incubation.
First: The encouragement of the cash buying of produce, and, if possible, the candling of all eggs with proper deduction for loss.
When he works, the room must be dark except for the covered light used in candling.Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson
The loss in candling is generally kept account of, but is seldom charged back to the shipper.
This saved the wages of the egg twirlers, whose method of candling eggs, as it was called, was far less rapid than the Separator.Mother|Owen Wister
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.