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ˈkæn dlˌstɪkcan·dle·stick

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. candlestick, candle holdernoun

    a holder with sockets for candles


  1. candlesticknoun

    a holder with a socket or spike for a candle

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Candlesticknoun

    The instrument that holds candles.

    Etymology: from candle and stick.

    The horsemen sit like fixed candlesticks,
    With torch-staves in their hands; and their poor jades
    Lob down their heads, dropping the hide and hips. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    These countries were once christian, and members of the church, and where the golden candlesticks did stand. Francis Bacon.

    I know a friend, who has converted the essays of a man of quality, into a kind of fringe for his candlesticks. Addison.


  1. Candlestick

    A candlestick is a device used to hold a candle in place. Candlesticks have a cup or a spike ("pricket") or both to keep the candle in place. Candlesticks are less frequently called "candleholders". Before the proliferation of electricity, candles were carried between rooms using a chamberstick, a short candlestick with a pan to catch dripping wax.Although electric lighting has phased out candles in much of the world, candlesticks and candelabras are still used in homes as decorative elements or to add atmosphere on special occasions.


  1. candlestick

    A candlestick, also often referred to as a taper, is a holder for a single candle, typically made of metal or wood. These holders are designed to collect any melting wax dripping from the candle, preventing it from spilling onto the surfaces below. In a broader context, candlestick also refers to a style of chart used in technical analysis to study price movements in financial markets, where it visually depicts the opening, high, low, and closing prices within a specific time period.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candlesticknoun

    an instrument or utensil for supporting a candle

  2. Etymology: [AS. candel-sticca; candel candle + sticca stick.]


  1. Candlestick

    A candlestick, chamberstick, or candelabrum is a holder for one or more candles, used for illumination, rituals, or decorative purposes. The name 'candlestick' derives from the fact that it is usually tall and stick-shaped. Candlesticks are also called candle holders. However, not all candle holders are candlesticks unless they are tall and stick-like. Candlesticks are often and erroneously called candlestick holders by those who think that the candles themselves are the candlesticks. Candlesticks were originally made of rice paper by hand. Although electric lighting has phased out candles in many parts of the world, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in some Western countries homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the proliferation of electricity services, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings. Candles and candlesticks are also used frequently in religious rituals and for spiritual means. In Jewish homes, two candles are lit to mark the beginning of the Sabbath on Friday night. Hence, candlesticks are often on display. A seven-branched candelabrum, known as the Menorah, is the national symbol of the State of Israel, based on the candelabrum that was used in the Temple in Jerusalem in ancient times. Another special candelabrum found in many Jewish homes is the Hanukiah, the Hanukkah menorah. The hanukiah has holders for 8 candles, plus an extra candle for lighting the others.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of candlestick in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of candlestick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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