1. [ noun ] stick of wax with a wick in the middle
Synonyms: wax_light taper
Related terms: lamp chandlery dip rushlight vigil_light candlewick wick
2. [ verb ] examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
Related terms: examine
3. [ noun ] (physics) the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the System International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
Synonyms: cd standard_candle candela
Related terms: luminous_intensity_unit
Similar spelling:   Candler