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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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British Dictionary definitions for r t 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 r t 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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Encyclopedia Article for r t chandler

Chandler

city, Maricopa county, south-central Arizona, U.S. Founded in the 1890s, the city was named for veterinarian and real-estate developer A.J. Chandler, who built an extensive agricultural canal system in the area. Chandler is a winter resort in a cotton, alfalfa, citrus fruit, pecan, sugar beet, and cattle-raising region of the irrigated Salt River valley. The city emerged in the late 1980s as an important centre for the manufacture of semiconductors and other computer-related technology, and city leaders have dubbed it "the high-tech oasis of the silicon desert." Williams Air Force Base (1941), home of the nation's first jet air school, is 10 miles (16 km) east. The Gila River Reservation is immediately to the west. Inc. 1920. Pop. (1990) 90,533; (2000) 176,581.

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