chandelier


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chan·de·lier

 (shăn′də-lîr′)
n.
A branched, decorative lighting fixture that holds a number of bulbs or candles and is suspended from a ceiling.

[Middle English chandeler, from Old French chandelier, from Vulgar Latin *candēlārium, alteration of Latin candēlābrum, candelabrum; see candelabrum.]

chandelier

(ˌʃændɪˈlɪə)
n
(Furniture) an ornamental hanging light with branches and holders for several candles or bulbs
[C17: from French: candleholder, from Latin candelabrum]

chan•de•lier

(ˌʃæn dlˈɪər)

n.
a decorative, sometimes ornate light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usu. having branched supports for a number of lights.
[1655–65; < French: literally, something that holds candles; see chandler]
chan`de•liered′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chandelier - branched lighting fixturechandelier - branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
lighting fixture - a fixture providing artificial light
Translations
ثُريّـا ، نَجَفَه
lustr
lysekrone
arañaaraña de luces
لوستر
csillár
ljósakróna
sietynas
lustra

chandelier

[ˌʃændəˈlɪəʳ] Naraña f (de luces)

chandelier

[ˌʃændəˈlɪər] nlustre m

chandelier

nKronleuchter m

chandelier

[ˌʃændəˈlɪəʳ] nlampadario

chandelier

(ʃӕndəˈliə) noun
a frame with many holders for lights, which hangs from the ceiling.
References in classic literature ?
I'm doing my best, ma'am, but can't get much higher, I'm afraid, as six feet is about all men can do in these degenerate days," responded the young gentleman, whose head was about level with the little chandelier.
A crystal chandelier, which had once lent a fascinating illusion to the game of Monte, hung unlighted in the broad hall, where a few other bizarre and public articles were relegated.
I was carried into an inn, where the guard wanted me to have some dinner; but, as I had no appetite, he left me in an immense room with a fireplace at each end, a chandelier pendent from the ceiling, and a little red gallery high up against the wall filled with musical instruments.
SHE IS SINGING TO-NIGHT TO BRING THE CHANDELIER DOWN
But provincial manners and morals obscured, little by little, the rays of this fallen Sardanapalus; these vestiges of his former luxury now produced the effect of a glass chandelier in a barn.
The Lord de Vere went back to his ancestral hall, where he contented himself with a wax-lighted chandelier, and filled, in due course of time, another coffin in the ancestral vault.
Over the well of the staircase hangs a great chandelier with wax lights, which illumine a large eighteenth-century French tapestry - representing the Triumph of Love, from a design by Boucher that is stretched on the staircase wall.
Said Lina: 'Then do you become a church, and I'll be the chandelier in it.
Manson Mingott's and the Headly Chiverses'); and at a time when it was beginning to be thought "provincial" to put a "crash" over the drawing-room floor and move the furniture upstairs, the possession of a ball-room that was used for no other purpose, and left for three-hundred-and-sixty-four days of the year to shuttered darkness, with its gilt chairs stacked in a corner and its chandelier in a bag; this undoubted superiority was felt to compensate for whatever was regrettable in the Beaufort past.
There were a few tallow dips lighted on the tables; but the real luminary of this tavern, that which played the part in this dram-shop of the chandelier of an opera house, was the fire.
There was a narrow pier- glass against the wall, and a chandelier adorned with lustres hung by a bronze chain from the ceiling.
All was the same: there were the same old card tables and the same chandelier with a cover over it; but someone had already seen the young master, and, before he had reached the drawing room, something flew out from a side door like a tornado and began hugging and kissing him.