Candelabrums
Candelabrum Can`de*la"brum .; pl. L. {Candelabra}, E. {Candelabrums}. [L., fr. candela candle. See {candle}.] 1. (Antiq.) (a) A lamp stand of any sort. (b) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet, -- frequently a votive offering to a temple. [1913 Webster]

2. A large candlestick, having several branches; also called {candelabra}. [1913 Webster]


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  • candelabrums — n. large branched candleholder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Candelabra — Candelabrum Can de*la brum .; pl. L. {Candelabra}, E. {Candelabrums}. [L., fr. candela candle. See {candle}.] 1. (Antiq.) (a) A lamp stand of any sort. (b) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candelabra — Candelabrum Can de*la brum .; pl. L. {Candelabra}, E. {Candelabrums}. [L., fr. candela candle. See {candle}.] 1. (Antiq.) (a) A lamp stand of any sort. (b) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Candelabrum — Can de*la brum .; pl. L. {Candelabra}, E. {Candelabrums}. [L., fr. candela candle. See {candle}.] 1. (Antiq.) (a) A lamp stand of any sort. (b) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet, frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candelabrum — /kan dl ah breuhm, dl ay /, n., pl. candelabra / breuh/, candelabrums. an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle. [1805 15; < L candelabrum candlestick, equiv. to candel(a) CANDLE + abrum, var. (after stems with an l ) of bulum… …   Universalium

  • candelabrum — n. [L. pl. Candelabra; Eng. pl. Candelabrums.] Chandelier, lustre, branched candlestick …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • candelabrum — n. pl. candelabras [kan΄də lä′brəm, kan΄dəlā′brəm; ] also [, kan΄dəla′brəm] n. candelabra [kan΄də läbrə] or candelabrums [L: see CHANDELIER] a large branched candlestick or an electric lamp like this: also candelabra n. candelabras …   English World dictionary

  • candelabrum — n. (also candelabra) (pl. candelabra, US candelabrums, candelabras) a large branched candlestick or lamp holder. Phrases and idioms: candelabrum tree a tropical E. African tree, Euphorbia candelabrum, with foliage shaped like a candelabrum.… …   Useful english dictionary

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