Definition of Candlewick

1. Noun. The wick of a candle.

Group relationships: Candle, Taper, Wax Light
Generic synonyms: Taper, Wick
Terms within: Snuff



2. Noun. Loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern.
Generic synonyms: Embroidery, Fancywork

Definition of Candlewick

1. Noun. The thread used to make the wicks of candles ¹

2. Noun. A soft cotton yarn that gives a tufted pattern to embroidery ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Candlewick

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candlewick

candlepower unit
candlepowers
candler
candlers
candles
candleshine
candleshines
candlesnuffer
candlesnuffers
candlestick
candlestick tulip
candlesticklike
candlesticks
candlewaster
candlewasters
candlewick (current term)
candlewicks
candlewood
candlewoods
candling
candock
candocks
candor
candors
candour
candours
candrabindu
candrabindus
candroy
candroys

Literary usage of Candlewick

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1. Ballads from Manuscripts by Frederick James Furnivall, Richard Williams, William Richard Morfill (1873)
"These pieces, and the answer of the candlewick Crew, are undoubtedly original. The paper is worn and soiled, and so damaged at the edges that the words ..."

2. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"John Ward, esq., member of parliament for this citty, is chose alderman of candlewick ward, in the room of sir Thomas Lane, deceased. ..."

3. Wykeham's Register by Thomas Frederick Kirby (1899)
"Presentation of William Hole, pr., to second stall in the church of St. Lawrence, candlewick Street (see pp. 423, 500).— Southwark, 7 Feb., 1400-1. ..."

4. Catalogue of Sculpture, Paintings, Engravings, and Other Works of Art by William Henry Overall (1868)
"A view of the entrance to. Winchester Street, A view of, Smith del. et sculp. 1804. CANDLE WICK WARD. PLAN of the Wards of candlewick and ..."

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