vigil candle
noun see vigil light

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vigil candle — noun a candle lighted by a worshiper in a church • Syn: ↑vigil light • Hypernyms: ↑candle, ↑taper, ↑wax light …   Useful english dictionary

  • vigil light — noun a candle lighted by a worshiper in a church • Syn: ↑vigil candle • Hypernyms: ↑candle, ↑taper, ↑wax light …   Useful english dictionary

  • vigil light — noun Date: circa 1931 a candle lighted devotionally (as in a Roman Catholic church) before a shrine or image called also vigil candle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vigil light — n. a candle, taper, etc. burned as an act of special religious devotion or petition, as at a shrine …   English World dictionary

  • candle — Synonyms and related words: ASA scale, Agnus Dei, British candle, Hefner candle, Holy Grail, Host, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, Scheiner scale, ark, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, bambino, bayberry candle, beadroll, beads, bougie, bougie… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vigil light — 1. a small candle in a church lighted as a devotional act. 2. a candle or small light kept burning before a shrine, icon, etc. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • candle — n taper, tallow light, rush light, bougie, dip; paschal, vigil light; torch, flambeau, flare, flame …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • vigil light — vig′il light n. thl a small candle lighted as a devotional act before a shrine, icon, etc., esp. in a church • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Easter Vigil — The Easter Vigil, also called the Paschal Vigil or the Great Vigil of Easter, is a service held in many Christian churches as the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Historically, it is during this service that people… …   Wikipedia

  • Paschal Candle — • A large wax candle, usually fixed in a great candlestick and featured in the service on Holy Saturday Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Paschal Candle     Paschal Candle   …   Catholic encyclopedia

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