The definition of a chandelier is a decorative light that hangs from the ceiling and that has branches for light bulbs or candles.(noun)
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.
See chandelier in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < OFr chandelabre < L candelabrum < candela, candle
See chandelier in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English chandeler
Origin: , from Old French chandelier
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *candēlārium
Origin: , alteration of Latin candēlābrum, candelabrum; see candelabrum.
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