candle candle  /ˈkæn dəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) stick of wax with a wick in the middle
  2. (n) 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
  3. (v) examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

Usage(s):

  1. In shrines throughout the Roman Catholic world, millions of silent, smoky candles burn out their brief lives.
  2. The powers of candlelight have long been part of Everywoman's arsenal.
  3. But she overlooks those and grabs two candles featuring Santa Muerte Saint Death.

News

  1. Family, friends remember deceased teenagers at candlelight vigil

    La PORTE - A candle vigil, comprised of mostly teenagers who were notified of it on Facebook, made its way around the 500 block of East Lincoln Way to mourn for the deaths of Ethan Day, 20, of La Porte and a 17-year-old girl, from Dyer, Ind., known by friends as "Cricket" on Wednesday night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. Unattended candle blamed for mobile home blaze in north Lubbock

    Fire Marshal's Office investigating mobile home blaze suspect an unattended candle sparked the fire Tuesday morning, June 11, in north Lubbock.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

  3. Candle found burning under bed in Paw Paw house fire prompts investigation

    The Paw Paw Fire Department extinguished a kitchen fire at a house on M-43 Saturday night. "We also found a candle burning under a bed after we had gotten the main fire put out," Chief Jim DeGroff said.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Kalamazoo Gazette

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Quotes

  1. "If it's a distraction of that sort, it's not worth the candle," McKellen told a meeting of the Television Critics Association on Wednesday.
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Ian McKellen Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "For three years straight, I've been burning the candle at both ends, and as of last December, I just didn't have anything left," Elle's August cover girl, 35, says.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Drew Barrymore Source: CNN

  3. "I say to all those who are listening, light the candle of peace inside yourself, light the candle of welcoming and understanding that will help you listen and share the cry of the poor and of those who suffer," Bertone said.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone Source: USA Today

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