Definition of candle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

candle

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkændl//
 
 
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  • a round stick of wax with a piece of string (called awick) through the middle that is lit to give light as it burns a flickering candle The room was lit by candles. to blow out/snuff out a candle see also votive candle
  • Idioms
    burn the candle at both ends
     
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    to become very tired by trying to do too many things and going to bed late, and getting up early
    not hold a candle to somebody/something
     
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    to not be as good as someone or something else His singing doesn't hold a candle to Bocelli's.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: candle