a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights.
an ornamental hanging light with branches and holders for several candles or bulbs
late 14c., chaundeler “candlestick, chandelier,” from Old French chandelier (n.1), 12c., earlier chandelabre “candlestick, candelabrum” (10c.), from Latin candelabrum, from candela “candle” (see candle). Re-spelled mid-18c. in French fashion; during 17c. the French spelling referred to a military device.
a port in S West Bengal, in E India, on the Hooghly River: a former French dependency.
the art of ringing a series of tuned bells of different tones, as those hung in a church tower, according to any of various orderly sequences. noun the art of bell-ringing in which a set of bells is rung in an established order which is then changed variations on a topic or theme
- Change point
noun (surveying) a point to which a foresight and backsight are taken in levelling; turning point
- Change round
verb (adverb) to place in or adopt a different or opposite position noun the act of changing to a different position