Origin of chandelierFrench from Old French chandelabre from Classical Latin candelabrum from candela, candle
A crystal chandelier.
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.
Origin of chandelierMiddle English chandeler from Old French chandelier from Vulgar Latin candēlārium alteration of Latin candēlābrum candelabrum ; see candelabrum .
- A branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling
- (auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a wall.
- 1994, Todd A. Shallat, Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, University of Texas Press, p. 32.
- Europeans solved this problem by building a temporary fence with tightly bound sticks ("fascines") stacked into wooden frames ("chandeliers").
- If you've ever seen a ceiling fan that looks huge compared to the rest of the room, you'll understand the importance of proportion when selecting a light fixture, especially one that's as central to the design of a room as a chandelier.
- Instead of taking on the task of converting an electric chandelier into a candle one, or forging your own design, use simple supplies and everyday items to create a unique candle chandelier that fits into your home's interior design.
- A large, iron chandelier hung from the rafters of an A-frame roof high above.
- The golden chandelier lit up the ballroom with its many candles.
- The grandiose chandelier hung in the entry to the house.