- a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap.
- a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type: a ship chandler.
- a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc.
Origin of chandler
- Charles Frederick,1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert.
- Raymond (Thornton),1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels.
- a town in central Arizona.
Examples from the Web for chandler
Remember when Chandler was sexually attracted to sharks and Phoebe raised a litter of baby rats?
Ross needs to go to the hospital after having an allergic reaction, leaving Joey and Chandler to watch Baby Ben.
Now He Who Was Chandler Bing is set to star, co-write, and executive produce an update of The Odd Couple for CBS.Our Pop Culture Wish List for 2014
December 30, 2013
Robert Graves thought Hammett was better than either Chandler or Asbury and called The Maltese Falcon, “a literary landmark.”The Man With Stories to Tell
December 8, 2013
The policy changes are expected to be approved by Secretary of the Army John McHugh within 30 to 60 days, Chandler said.The U.S. Army Gets Tough on Tattoos in a Reversal of Policy
September 24, 2013
The body was opened, at the express wish of Doctors Pope and Chandler.Beaux and Belles of England
Friend Chandler had visited Yearly Meeting once, they believed.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
When Chandler came to himself he was prisoner among the Canadians.Canada: the Empire of the North
Agnes C. Laut
Chandler looked at the girl and found her swiftly drawing his interest.
It was Chandler's short little day, and he was wringing from it the best that could be had, as he saw it.
- a dealer in a specified trade or merchandisecorn chandler; ship's chandler
- a person who makes or sells candles
- British obsolete a retailer of grocery provisions; shopkeeper
- Raymond (Thornton). 1888–1959, US thriller writer: created Philip Marlowe, one of the first detective heroes in fiction
Word Origin and History for chandler
"maker or seller of candles," late 14c., attested as a surname from late 13c. (also, from early 14c. "candle-holder;" see chandelier), from Old French chandelier (n.2) "candle-maker, candle-seller; person in charge of lighting a household, monastery, etc.," from Latin candelarius, from candela "candle" (see candle). Native candleman is attested from mid-13c.