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candle

can·dle

candle

 
 
pronunciation:
kaen dl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
not hold a candle to, burn (one's) candle at both ends
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cylindrical stick of wax or waxlike substance enclosing a wick and burned to give light.
 
similar words:
flambeau, flame, flare, light, rush candle, rushlight, tallow, taper, torch
definition 2: something similar to a candle, esp. in use or effect.
synonyms:
candlelight
similar words:
flame, flare, light, torch
definition 3: a candela.
synonyms:
candela, new candle
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phrase: not hold a candle to
phrase: burn (one's) candle at both ends
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: candled, candles, candling
definition: to check the freshness of an egg by holding it in front of a light.
derivation: candler (n.)
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