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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHANDELIER, n.
1. A Frame with branches to hold a number of candles, to illuminate a public or large room.
2. In fortification, a movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling [syn: chandelier, pendant, pendent]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from Old French, candle holder, modification of Latin candelabrum Date: 1736 a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling chandeliered adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an ornamental branched hanging support for several candles or electric light bulbs. Etymology: F (chandelle f. as CANDLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chandelier Chan`de*lier", n. [F. See Chandler.] 1. A candlestick, lamp, stand, gas fixture, or the like, having several branches; esp., one hanging from the ceiling. 2. (Fort.) A movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers. [Obs.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(chandeliers) A chandelier is a large, decorative frame which holds light bulbs or candles and hangs from the ceiling. N-COUNT



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