• IPA: /ˈkændəlˌstɪk/, /ˈkændl̩ˌstɪk/


candlestick (plural candlesticks)

  1. A holder with a socket or spike for a candle.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew 5:15 ↗:
      Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
  2. A gymnastics move in which the legs are pointed vertically upward.
  3. (investing) A color-coded bar showing the open and closing price of a stock on a Japanese candlestick chart.
Synonyms Translations

candlestick (candlesticks, present participle candlesticking; past and past participle candlesticked)

  1. (of a parachute) To catch on fire, so that the chute resembles a tapered candle with a flame on top.
  2. (investing) To analyze stock behavior using Japanese candlestick charts.
  3. To adorn with candlesticks.
  4. To form a tall, thin, tapering shape similar to a candle.

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