Bulb vs Chandelier - What's the difference?

bulb | chandelier |


As nouns the difference between bulb and chandelier

is that bulb is any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end while chandelier is a branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling.

As a verb bulb

is to take the shape of a bulb; to swell.

bulb

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
  • the bulb of the aorta
  • A light bulb.
  • The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown.
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • the plants which grow in the earth from seed or bulbs .
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  • (nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
  • Derived terms

    * lampbulb * light bulb * flash bulb * tulip bulb

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
  • Anagrams

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    chandelier

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling
  • * 1929 , , Chapter VII, Section vi
  • She opened the drawing-room door in trepidation. Would she find Esther drowned with her head in the goldfish bowl, or hanged from the chandelier by her stay-lace?
  • (auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a wall.
  • * 2007 , Frank Pope, "Dragon Sea: a true tale of treasure, archeology, and greed off the coast of Vietnam", Harcourt Books, p. 306.
  • A mysterious phone bidder was grabbing the pieces that no one else wanted—Mensun suspected this was the auction house "bidding against the chandelier," protecting itself against selling too low.
  • (obsolete, military) A portable frame used to support temporary wooden fences.
  • * 1747 , , The Scots Book , volume 9, p. 37. [http://books.google.com/books?id=FVwAAAAAYAAJ&dq=chandelier%20is%20a%20wooden%20frame&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q=chandelier%20is%20a%20wooden%20frame&f=false]
  • Chandelier . A wooden frame, whereon are laid fascines or faggots, to cover the workmen in making approaches.
  • * 1994 , Todd A. Shallat, Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers , University of Texas Press, p. 32.
  • Europeans solved this problem by building a temporary fence with tightly bound sticks ("fascines") stacked into wooden frames ("chandeliers ").