Bulb vs Chandelier - What's the difference?
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.
Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
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 bulb of the aorta
(nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
- the plants which grow in the earth from seed or bulbs .
* light bulb
* flash bulb
* tulip bulb
To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
A branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling
* 1929 , , Chapter VII, Section vi
(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.
- 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?
(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]
- 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.
* 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.
- Chandelier . A wooden frame, whereon are laid fascines or faggots, to cover the workmen in making approaches.
- Europeans solved this problem by building a temporary fence with tightly bound sticks ("fascines") stacked into wooden frames ("chandeliers ").