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Meaning & Definition of Candle in English

English

Candle

/kændəl/

noun

1. Stick of wax with a wick in the middle

    synonym:
  • candle
  • ,
  • taper
  • ,
  • wax light

2. The basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the systeme international d'unites

  • Equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees kelvin
    synonym:
  • candle
  • ,
  • candela
  • ,
  • cd
  • ,
  • standard candle

verb

1. Examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

    synonym:
  • candle

Examples of using

What does a green candle symbolize?
This candle is not white.
When the lights went out, Tom lit a candle.