Candescence to Canker
(Can*des"cence) n. See Incandescence.
(Can"di*cant) a. [L. candicans, p. pr. of candicare to be whitish.] Growing white. [Obs.]
(Can*did) a. [F. candide L. candidus white, fr. candere to be of a glowing white; akin to accendere,
incendere, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Cf. Candle, Incense.]
1. White. [Obs.]
The box receives all black; but poured from thence,
The stones came candid forth, the hue of innocence.
2. Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality
or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion. "Candid and dispassionate men." W. Irving.
3. Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.
Syn. Fair; open; ingenuous; impartial; just; frank; artless; unbiased; equitable. Candid, Fair, Open,
Frank, Ingenuous. A man is fair when he puts things on a just or equitable footing; he is candid when
be looks impartially on both sides of a subject, doing justice especially to the motives and conduct of
an opponent; he is open and frank when he declares his sentiments without reserve; he is ingenuous
when he does this from a noble regard for truth. Fair dealing; candid investigation; an open temper; a
frank disposition; an ingenuous answer or declaration.
(Can"di*da*cy) n. The position of a candidate; state of being a candidate; candidateship.
(Can"di*date) n. [L. Candidatus, n. (because candidates for office in Rome were clothed in
a white toga.) fr. candidatus clothed in white, fr. candiduslittering, white: cf. F. candidat.] One who
offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office,
privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate
for scholastic honors.
(Can"di*date*ship), n. Candidacy.
(Can"di*da`ting) n. The taking of the position of a candidate; specifically, the preaching of a
clergyman with a view to settlement. [Cant, U. S.]
(Can"di*da*ture) n. Candidacy.
(Can"did*ly) adv. In a candid manner.
(Can"did*ness), n. The quality of being candid.
(Can"died) a. [From 1st Candy.]
1. Preserved in or with sugar; incrusted with a candylike substance; as, candied fruits.
2. (a) Converted wholly or partially into sugar or candy; as candied sirup. (b) Conted or more or less
with sugar; as, candidied raisins. (c) Figuratively; Honeyed; sweet; flattering.
Let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp.
3. Covered or incrusted with that which resembles sugar or candy.
Will the cold brook,
Candiedwith ice, caudle thy morning tast?
(Can"di*fy) v. t. or v. i. [L. candificare; candëre to be white + - facere to make.] To make or
become white, or candied. [R.]