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candle

  

      n  
1    a cylindrical piece of wax, tallow, or other fatty substance surrounding a wick, which is burned to produce light  
2      (Physics)  
a       See       international candle  
b       another name for       candela  
3    burn the candle at both ends   to exhaust oneself, esp. by being up late and getting up early to work  
4    not hold a candle to  
Informal   to be inferior or contemptible in comparison with  
your dog doesn't hold a candle to mine     
5    not worth the candle  
Informal   not worth the price or trouble entailed (esp. in the phrase the game's not worth the candle)  
      vb  
6    tr   to examine (eggs) for freshness or the likelihood of being hatched by viewing them against a bright light  
     (Old English candel, from Latin candela, from candere to be white, glitter)  
  candler      n  


candle-tree  
      n      another name for       wax myrtle  
foot-candle  
      n   a former unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square foot or 10.764 lux  
international candle  
      n   a former international unit of luminous intensity, originally defined in terms of a standard candle and later in terms of a pentane-burning lamp. It has now been replaced by the candela  
Roman candle  
      n   a firework that produces a continuous shower of sparks punctuated by coloured balls of fire  
     (C19: so called from its having been originated in Italy)  
standard candle  
      n   another name for candela: not in scientific usage because of possible confusion with the former international candle  
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