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Noun: candle  kan-d(u)l
  1. Stick of wax with a wick in the middle
    - taper, wax light
     
  2. The basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Système International d'Unités; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimetre of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
    - candela, cd, standard candle
Verb: candle  kan-d(u)l
  1. Examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

Derived forms: candling, candles, candled

Type of: candlepower unit, examine, lamp, luminous intensity unit, see

Encyclopedia: Candle, book, and bell