chandelier

Definitions

  • Chandelier, Aix-la-Chapelle
    Chandelier, Aix-la-Chapelle
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chandelier branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones
    • Chandelier A candlestick, lamp, stand, gas fixture, or the like, having several branches; esp., one hanging from the ceiling.
    • Chandelier (Fort) A movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chandelier 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. Originally the word signified a candlestick, then a cluster of candlesticks; finally the distinction became established between a candelabrum, which is a standard, and a chandelier, which is a pendant. Compare luster.
    • n chandelier In fortification, a movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers.
    • n chandelier A tallowchandler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chandelier shan-de-lēr′ a frame with branches for holding lights
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Quotations

  • Jim Bakker
    Jim Bakker
    “Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Chandler
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. candelaria, a candlestick—L. candēla, a candle.

Usage

In literature:

It was all done in a second; the chandelier fell, the cage opened, and the lioness sprang out.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
The chandeliers fell from the ceiling, and the crashes they made in falling added to the general din.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
Finally he perched on a chandelier that hung from the roof.
"Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia being the adventures of Prince Prigio's son" by Andrew Lang
The rope was fastened to a ring in the ceiling, where a chandelier had been.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
A single globe was lighted in the chandelier overhead and the extremities of the great apartment were lost in gloom.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
Outside many of the booths chandeliers of cut crystal are hung, and give, what I consider, a charming effect.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
A soft but bright radiance was shed by a host of starry wax-lights in the chandeliers above.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
As I was walking about in the evening, I perceived a dirty little alley illuminated with chandeliers and wax candles.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Beneath the chandelier is spread the immense oval slab of the table.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Rose, roused from the sleep into which she had fallen, stood very much amazed beneath the chandelier.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
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In poetry:

The golden-chaliced crocus burns;
The long narcissus-blades appear;
The cone-beaked hyacinth returns
To light her blue-flamed chandelier.
"Spring Has Come" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is so peaceful on the ceiling!
It is the Place de la Concorde.
The little crystal chandelier
is off, the fountain is in the dark.
Not a soul is in the park.
"Sleeping on the Ceiling" by Elizabeth Bishop
But our face and all the things still hung
With the tired light of the chandeliers—
And between us, as great ghosts, moved
A craziness of words, a hopelessness of gestures.
"The End" by Martinus Nijhoff
How gracefully their shadow falls
On bold pilasters down the walls
And on the pulpit high.
The chandeliers would twinkle gold
As pre-Tractarian sermons roll'd
Doctrinal, sound and dry.
"Verses Turned..." by Sir John Betjeman
It begins again, the nocturnal pulse.
It courses through the cables laid for it.
It mounts to the chandeliers and beats there, hotly.
We are too close. Too late, we would move back.
We are involved with the surge.
"The Assassination" by Donald Justice
"He fixed your breath in flowers, the Trees
To Chandeliers would turn:
He pinched your toes, he nipped your nose,
He made your cheek a wrinkled Rose:
Perhaps at night you heard him sneeze,
And the Jug was cracked at morn!
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey

In news:

The man slipped into the room, a few feet from the silver trophy etched with his name that sparkled under a wrought-iron chandelier.
The Cosmopolitan 's Chandelier bar.
The halls are decked and the chandeliers are dusted as the Victoria Mansion in Portland.
Fall leaves in chandelier bhg.
The ceiling sags with chandeliers.
On a sunny June morning in Kabul, I sat among hundreds of turbaned men from Afghanistan's Helmand and Kandahar provinces in a chandeliered wedding hall where they had gathered for a campaign rally to re-elect President Hamid Karzai.
The lighting fixtures may seem pricey, but they're high-quality — we were able to find a hot pink chandelier here, the perfect touch for an overly formal foyer.
But for his new limited-edition chandeliers, on view at Bernd Goeckler Antiques in Greenwich Village, he went a little more abstract.
Presented amid stained glass, mahogany and chandeliers — in a tent.
Neon lights, palm trees, cascading waterfalls, blasting beats, larger-than-life chandeliers — oh my.
Jagger Chandelier, Petrus, Monet in $500 Million Sales.
Shed new light on a room with a chandelier.
Areaware's Orbit chandelier from designer Patrick Townsend utilizes a tension/compression design based on the same principle as a suspension bridge.
Plug in this dimmable chandelier to watch it take on a wholly new aura.
The lively interior is designed with reclaimed brick walls, a central open kitchen, and a quirky chandelier comprised of miniature monster figures.
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In science:

Concepts of rotation from Foucault to G¨odel . – During a service in the great Cathedral of Pisa Galilei made a remarkable discovery watching the chandeliers swinging in the wind.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
We have taken 100 random images of the ten most populated ob ject categories, namely: planes (lateral), bonsais, chandeliers, faces (frontal), pianos, tortoises, sails, leopards, motorbikes and clocks as seen in Figure 4.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
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