Meaning of “candle” in the English Dictionary

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"candle" in British English

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candlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæn.dəl/ us /ˈkæn.dəl/

B1 a stick-shaped piece of wax with a wick (= piece of string) in the middle of it that produces light as it slowly burns:

Shall I light a candle?

More examples

  • I felt a cold draft and the candle started to flicker.
  • My jumper started to singe when I leaned over a burning candle.
  • She watched the wax as it dripped down the side of the candle.

(Definition of “candle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"candle" in American English

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candlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæn·dəl/

a piece of wax shaped like a stick with a wick (= string) in the middle that burns slowly, giving off light

(Definition of “candle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)