- The definition of a chandelier is a decorative light that hangs from the ceiling and that has branches for light bulbs or candles.
A crystal light fixture that hangs from the ceiling over your dining room table and that has five different branches, each of which accommodates a light bulb, is an example of a chandelier.
A crystal chandelier.
chandelier definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Old French chandelabre ; from Classical Latin candelabrum ; from candela, candle
chandelier definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English chandeler, from Old French chandelier, from Vulgar Latin *candēlārium, alteration of Latin candēlābrum, candelabrum; see candelabrum.