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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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