- The definition of a candle is a mass of wax with a wick in the middle for burning.
An example of a candle is a pumpkin scented container of wax in a glass jar.
Three orange candles.
candle definition by Webster's New World
- a cylindrical mass of tallow or wax with a wick through its center, which gives light when burned
- anything like a candle in form or use
- until 1940, a standard unit of luminous intensity equal to a certain fraction of the candle power of a group of 45 carbon-filament lamps kept at the National Bureau of Standards; international candle
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English candel ; from Classical Latin candela, a light, torch ; from candere: see candescent
- candler noun
candle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A solid, usually cylindrical mass of tallow, wax, or other fatty substance with an axially embedded wick that is burned to provide light.b. Something resembling this object in shape or use.
- Physics a. Abbr. c An obsolete unit of luminous intensity, originally defined in terms of a wax candle with standard composition and equal to 1.02 candelas. Also called international candle.b. See candela.
Origin: Middle English candel, from Old English and from Anglo-Norman candele, both from Latin candēla, from candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots.
- canˈdler noun
candle - Computer Definition
See candela. CAN-SPAM Act (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act) A law passed by the United States Congress in 2003, extending the ban on certain unsolicited marketing to e-mail. In 2005, that ban was extended to text messaging directed towards cellular phones and other mobile devices. See also do-not-call registry, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and text messaging.
(Candle Corporation, El Segundo, CA) A leading software company specializing in performance monitoring and systems availability tools for the mainframe environment that was acquired by IBM in 2004. It was founded in 1976 by Aubrey Chernick, who developed OMEGAMON, the first real-time performance monitor for MVS. Candle provided a wide variety of products for managing systems and applications, and in 1996, expanded into middleware.
candle - Medical Definition
candle - Phrases/Idioms
burn the candle at both ends
not hold a candle to
(a game) not worth the candle
- (a game) with stakes not sufficient to pay for the lights
- (a thing) not worth doing