candelabra
noun Etymology: alteration of Latin candelabrum, from candela Date: 1805 a branched candlestick or lamp with several lights

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  • Candelabra — is the term traditionally referring to a pair (or more) of large, decorative candlesticks often shaped as a column or pedestal and having several arms or branches for holding candles. A single example of such lighting devices is known as a… …   Wikipedia

  • candelabra — n. 1. a branched, ornamental candlestick having several sockets for candles. Syn: candelabrum. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a branched, ornamental electric light fixture, resembling an candelabra[wn1], having several sockets for lights. Syn: candelabrum.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candelabra — s.f. [da candelabro ]. (artist.) [composizione ornamentale a forma di candelabro] ▶◀ candeliera …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • candelabra — UK [ˌkændəˈlɑːbrə] / US [ˌkænd(ə)lˈɑbrə] noun [countable] Word forms candelabra : singular candelabra plural candelabra a large candlestick or light that holds several candles or small lights …   English 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

  • candelabra — can|de|la|bra [ˌkændəˈla:brə] n also can|de|la|brum [ ˈla:brəm]plural candelabra [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: , plural of candelabrum, from candela; CANDLE] a decorative object which holds several ↑candles or lamps …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • candelabra — [[t]kæ̱ndəlɑ͟ːbrə[/t]] candelabras N COUNT A candelabra is an ornamental holder for two or more candles …   English dictionary

  • candelabra — /kan dl ah breuh, dl ay /, n., pl. candelabras for 2. 1. a pl. of candelabrum. 2. a candelabrum. * * * …   Universalium

  • candelabra — noun (common usage, though somewhat incorrect) a single candelabrum …   Wiktionary

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