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candle
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
candle /'kændl/
  • danh từ
    • cây nến
    • (vật lý) nến ((cũng) candle power)
    • to burn the candle at both end
      • (xem) burn
    • can't (is not fit to) hold a candle to
      • thua xa không sánh được, không đáng xách dép cho
    • the game is not worth the candle
      • (xem) game
    • when candles are not all cats are grey
      • (tục ngữ) tắt đèn nhà ngói cũng như nhà tranh
  • ngoại động từ
    • soi (trứng)
Concise Dictionary
candles|candled|candling'kændl
noun
+stick of wax with a wick in the middle
+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
verb
+examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
a round stick of WAX with a piece of string (called a WICK) through the middle which is lit to give light as it burns: a flickering candle + The room was lit by candles. + to blow out / snuff out a candle
Idioms: cannot hold a candle to sb/sth is not as good as sb or sth else: His singing can't hold a candle to Pavarotti's.
more at BURN v., WORTH adj.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

ADJ.

lighted | flickering

VERB + CANDLE

light | blow out, snuff (out)

CANDLE + VERB

burn | flicker | go out

CANDLE + NOUN

flame



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