Chandelier Definition

shăndə-lîr
chandeliers
noun
chandeliers
A lighting fixture hung from a ceiling, with branches for candles, lightbulbs, etc.
Webster's New World

(auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a wall.

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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").
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Other Word Forms of Chandelier

Noun

Singular:
chandelier
Plural:
chandeliers

Origin of Chandelier

  • Middle English chandeler from Old French chandelier from Vulgar Latin candēlārium alteration of Latin candēlābrum candelabrum candelabrum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Latin candelabrum, from candela (“a candle”); see candle.

    From Wiktionary

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