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.]

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