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English noun: candle

1. candle (artifact) stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Synonymstaper, wax light

Broader (hypernym)lamp

Narrower (hyponym)chandlery, dip, rush candle, rushlight, vigil candle, vigil light

Part holonymcandlewick, taper, wick

2. candle (quantity) 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

Synonymscandela, cd, standard candle

Broader (hypernym)candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit

English verb: candle

1. candle (perception) examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)examine, see

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