What does candlelight mean?

Definitions for candlelight
ˈkæn dlˌlaɪtcan·dle·light

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. candlelight, candle flamenoun

    the light provided by a burning candle


  1. candlelightnoun

    The light emitted by a candle

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Candlelightnoun

    The light of a candle.

    Etymology: from candle and light.

    In darkness, candlelight may serve to guide men’s steps, which, to use in the day, were madness. Richard Hooker, b. ii. § 4.

    Before the day was done, her work she sped,
    And never went by candlelight to bed. John Dryden, Fab.

    The boding owl
    Steals from her private cell by night,
    And flies about the candlelight. Jonathan Swift.

    Such as are adapted to meals, will indifferently serve for dinners or suppers, only distinguishing between daylight and candlelight. Jonathan Swift, Introduct. to genteel Conversation.

    I shall find him coals and candlelight. William Molyneaux, to Locke.


  1. candlelight

    Candlelight refers to the soft, warm glow or light produced by a burning candle. It is often associated with romance, tranquility, and sometimes used as a source of light during power outages or in religious ceremonies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candlelightnoun

    the light of a candle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of candlelight in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of candlelight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of candlelight in a Sentence

  1. Al Boliska:

    Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight

  2. George Gobel:

    If it weren’t for electricity, we’d all be watching TV by candlelight.

  3. Nicky Spencer-Coker:

    This candlelight vigil and procession is to shed light on the issue of sexual violence in Sierra Leone, remember Hannah and all unnamed victims of sexual violence.

  4. Michelle Mains:

    Being present can happen over a candlelight dinner for two, or in a crowd of 1,000 people at a holiday concert, use self-awareness to determine how you are happiest. When you enjoy what you are doing, you will naturally and enthusiastically connect with other people.

  5. Mariana Fulger:

    Too strong of a light can be deadly to the one used to read by candlelight.

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