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1. One that makes or sells candles.
2. A dealer in nautical supplies.

[Middle English chaundeler, from Old French chandelier, from Vulgar Latin *candēlārius, from Latin candēla, candle; see candle.]

chan′dler·y (chănd′lə-rē) n.


1. (Commerce) a dealer in a specified trade or merchandise: corn chandler; ship's chandler.
2. (Crafts) a person who makes or sells candles
3. (Commerce) obsolete Brit a retailer of grocery provisions; shopkeeper
[C14: from Old French chandelier one who makes or deals in candles, from chandelle candle]


(Biography) Raymond (Thornton). 1888–1959, US thriller writer: created Philip Marlowe, one of the first detective heroes in fiction


(ˈtʃænd lər, ˈtʃɑnd-)

1. a person who makes or sells items of tallow or wax, as candles or soap.
2. a dealer or trader in supplies, esp. of a specialized type: a ship chandler.
[1275–1325; Middle English chandeler candlestick, candle maker < Anglo-French, Old French chandelier]


(ˈtʃænd lər, ˈtʃɑnd-)

1. Raymond (Thornton), 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels, born in England.
2. a town in central Arizona. 142,918.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chandler - United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
2.chandler - a retail dealer in provisions and supplies
retail merchant, retailer - a merchant who sells goods at retail
ship's chandler - a dealer in sails and ropes and other supplies for sailing ships
3.chandler - a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
candlemaker - a person who makes or sells candles
wax-chandler - one who deals in wax candles
maker, shaper - a person who makes things


[ˈtʃɑːndləʳ] Nvelero m


n (for candles) → Kerzenmacher m; (= shop)Kerzenladen m; ship’s chandlerSchiffsausrüster m
References in classic literature ?
Chandler was keeping the woman alive by all the means in his power, but life was slipping away from her, and suddenly she died.
Towers Chandler was pressing his evening suit in his hall bedroom.
No wonder that a man should grow restless under such an inspection as this, to say nothing of the eyes belonging to short Tom Cobb the general chandler and post-office keeper, and long Phil Parkes the ranger, both of whom, infected by the example of their companions, regarded him of the flapped hat no less attentively.