(noun, verb)


1. stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Similar word(s): taper

Definition categories: man–made, lamp

2. the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin

Similar word(s): candela

Definition categories: quantity


1. examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

Definition categories: perception, examine, see