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. 2001.

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

  • 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

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

  • vigil candle — noun see vigil light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • wax light — noun stick of wax with a wick in the middle • Syn: ↑candle, ↑taper • Hypernyms: ↑lamp • Hyponyms: ↑chandlery, ↑dip, ↑rushlight, ↑rush candle …   Useful english dictionary

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