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chandler

[chand-ler, chahnd-] /ˈtʃænd lər, ˈtʃɑnd-/
noun
1.
a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap.
2.
a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type:
a ship chandler.
3.
a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc.
Origin of chandler
1275-1325
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
1.
Charles Frederick, 1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert.
2.
Raymond (Thornton) 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels.
3.
a town in central Arizona.
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  • It may well have been chandler who negotiated a bargain with Fremont, if the story is to be trusted, which concerned Blair.

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
  • The body was opened, at the express wish of Doctors Pope and chandler.

  • He set up as a ship's chandler with stores which I have every reason to believe he stole from me.

    Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw
  • When chandler came to himself he was prisoner among the Canadians.

  • I remembered having seen the chandler at work, and I tried to recall all my remembrances of the process.

British Dictionary definitions for chandler

chandler

/ˈtʃɑːndlə/
noun
1.
a dealer in a specified trade or merchandise: corn chandler, ship's chandler
2.
a person who makes or sells candles
3.
(Brit, obsolete) a retailer of grocery provisions; shopkeeper
Word Origin
C14: from Old French chandelier one who makes or deals in candles, from chandellecandle

Chandler

/ˈtʃɑːndlə/
noun
1.
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
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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