chandler

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noun chan·dler \ ˈchan(d)-lər \

Definition of chandler

1 :a maker or seller of tallow or wax candles and usually soap
2 :a retail dealer in provisions and supplies or equipment of a specified kind
  • a yacht chandler

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Origin and Etymology of chandler

Middle English chandeler, from Anglo-French, from chandele candle, from Latin candela


Chandler

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biographical name Chan·dler \ ˈchan-(d)lər \

Definition of Chandler

Raymond Thornton 1888–1959 American novelist and screenwriter

Chandler

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geographical name Chan·dler \ ˈchan(d)-lər \

Definition of Chandler

city southeast of Phoenix in southwest central Arizona population 236,123

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