HyperDic: candle

English > 3 senses of the word candle:
NOUNartifactcandle, taper, wax lightstick of wax with a wick in the middle
quantitycandle, candela, cd, standard candlethe basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
VERBperceptioncandleexamine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
candle > pronunciation
Soundskae'ndahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > candle: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningstick of wax with a wick in the middle.
Synonymstaper, wax light
PartscandlewickThe wick of a candle
wick, taperA loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
Narrowerchandlerycandles and other commodities sold by a chandler
dipA candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
rushlight, rush candleA tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
vigil light, vigil candleA candle lighted by a worshiper in a church
BroaderlampAn artificial source of visible illumination
Spanishbujía, candela, cerillo, vela
Catalancandela, espelma
English > candle: 3 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymscandela, cd, standard candle
Broaderluminous intensity unit, candlepower unitA measure of luminous intensity
Spanishcandela, cd
Catalancandela, cd
Verbscandleexamine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
English > candle: 3 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningExamine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
Nounscandlethe basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

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