chandler

[ chand-ler, chahnd- ]
/ ˈtʃænd lər, ˈtʃɑnd- /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. chandelier,
  2. chandelier earring,
  3. chandelle,
  4. chandernagore,
  5. chandigarh,
  6. chandler period,
  7. chandler, raymond,
  8. chandler, raymond thornton,
  9. chandlery,
  10. chandragupta

Origin of chandler

1275–1325; Middle English chandeler candlestick, maker or seller of candles < Anglo-French, Old French chandelier, literally, someone or something connected with candles, equivalent to chandelle candle + -ier -ier2

Chandler

[ chand-ler, chahnd- ]
/ ˈtʃænd lər, ˈtʃɑnd- /

noun

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for chandler

chandler

/ (ˈtʃɑːndlə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for chandler

C14: from Old French chandelier one who makes or deals in candles, from chandelle candle

Chandler

/ (ˈtʃɑːndlə) /

noun

Raymond (Thornton). 1888–1959, US thriller writer: created Philip Marlowe, one of the first detective heroes in fiction
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Word Origin and History for chandler

chandler

n.

"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.

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