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.

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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

Definition for chandler (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for chandler (2 of 2)

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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