chandler

noun
chan·​dler | \ ˈchan(d)-lər How to pronounce chandler (audio) \

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

Examples of chandler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chaplin, a chandler (candle-maker), left England on the Elizabeth & Ann, first settling in what is now Cambridge, Mass., in 1635. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 16 Nov. 2020 The majority of our candles are made by master chandlers [candlemakers] in Massachusetts. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 July 2019 Chandlers Steakhouse: Fri: Frank Marra, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Clay Moore Trio w/Amy Rose, Jon Hyneman and Mike Seifrit, 9 p.m.-midnight. idahostatesman, 24 Aug. 2017 Chandlers Steakhouse: Fri-Sat: Frank Marra, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Clay Moore Trio w/Julia Ketay, Shayla Lewis and Louis McFarland, 9 p.m.-midnight. idahostatesman, 1 June 2017 Chandlers Steakhouse: Fri-Sat: Frank Marra, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Clay Moore Trio w/Amy Rose, Shayla Lewis, Louis McFarland, 8 p.m.-midnight. idahostatesman, 27 Apr. 2017 Chandlers Steakhouse: Fri-Sat: Frank Marra, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Clay Moore Trio w/Nancy Roche, Jon Hyneman and Mike Seifrit, 9 p.m.-midnight. idahostatesman, 29 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of chandler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chandler

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

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“Chandler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chandler. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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Chandler biographical name

Chan·​dler | \ ˈchan-(d)lər How to pronounce Chandler (audio) \

Definition of Chandler

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Raymond Thornton 1888–1959 American novelist and screenwriter

Chandler

geographical name
Chan·​dler | \ ˈchan(d)-lər How to pronounce Chandler (audio) \

Definition of Chandler (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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