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Meaning of CHANDLER

Pronunciation:  'chandlur, 'chandlur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
  2. [n]  a retail dealer in provisions and supplies
  3. [n]  United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)

CHANDLER is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Raymond Chandler, Raymond Thornton Chandler
 See Also: author, candlemaker, maker, retail merchant, retailer, shaper, ship's chandler, wax-chandler, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chan"dler\, n. [F. chandelier a candlestick, a maker
or seller of candles, LL. candelarius chandler, fr. L.
candela candle. See {Candle}, and cf. Chandelier.]
1. A maker or seller of candles.

         The chandler's basket, on his shoulder borne, With
         tallow spots thy coat.                --Gay.

2. A dealer in other commodities, which are indicated by a
   word prefixed; as, ship chandler, corn chandler.

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