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Candle meaning

candle - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and used to furnish light.
  3. 3. That which gives light; a luminary.
  4. 4. Cylinder of fatty matter containing a wick, for burning.

candle - examples of usage

  1. I shall have to, because of my candle. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. One o'clock by his watch on the dressing- table under the candle. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. " Jim," she said, addressing her brother, who was standing there, candle in hand, " have you left any supper for us?" - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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