Chandelier meaning

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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.

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A branched, decorative lighting fixture that holds a number of bulbs or candles and is suspended from a ceiling.
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A lighting fixture hung from a ceiling, with branches for candles, lightbulbs, etc.
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A branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling.
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(auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a wall.
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Europeans solved this problem by building a temporary fence with tightly bound sticks ("fascines") stacked into wooden frames ("chandeliers").

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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