A crystal chandelier.
- 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.
Origin of chandelierFrench ; from Old French chandelabre ; from Classical Latin candelabrum ; from candela, candle
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").