Meaning of “candlestick” in the English Dictionary


"candlestick" in English

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candlesticknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæn.dəl.stɪk/ us /ˈkæn.dəl.stɪk/

Examples from literature

  • Candles beyond number were held in branches of candlesticks. 
  • On high pedestals at head and foot of her magnificent couch the pale flames rose from tarnished golden candlesticks. 
  • On it stood a round wooden clock and a pair of wooden candlesticks. 
  • She shielded it carefully with her hand from the door draught, and succeeded in lighting a candle in one of a pair of brass candlesticks which stood on the shelf. 
  • Shortly after nine o'clock the innkeeper entered the room with a candlestick, which he placed on the table. 

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

"candlestick" in American English

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candlesticknoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæn·dəlˌstɪk/

a tall base for a candle:

The silver candlesticks gleamed on the table.

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