from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A branched, decorative lighting fixture that holds a number of bulbs or candles and is suspended from a ceiling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling
- n. A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a wall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A candlestick, lamp, stand, gas fixture, or the like, having several branches; esp., one hanging from the ceiling.
- n. A movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A branched cluster of lights suspended from a ceiling by means of a tubular rod (as is usual when gas is used), or by a chain or other device.
- n. In fortification, a movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers.
- n. A tallowchandler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
Middle English chandeler, from Old French chandelier, from Vulgar Latin *candēlārium, alteration of Latin candēlābrum, candelabrum; see candelabrum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French, from Latin candelabrum, from candela ("a candle"); see candle. (Wiktionary)