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phi·lan·der

 (fĭ-lăn′dər)
intr.v. phi·lan·dered, phi·lan·der·ing, phi·lan·ders
1. To have a sexual affair with someone who is not one's spouse or partner. Used especially of a man.
2. To have many casual sexual affairs. Used especially of a man.
3. Archaic To flirt. Used especially of a man.

[From philander, lover, from Philander, former literary name for a lover, from Greek philandros, loving or fond of men : phil-, philo-, philo- + anēr, andr-, man; see ner- in Indo-European roots.]

phi·lan′der·er n.

philander

(fɪˈlændə)
vb
(often foll by: with) (of a man) to flirt with women
[C17: from Greek philandros fond of men, from philos loving +anēr man; used as a name for a lover in literary works]
phiˈlanderer n
phiˈlandering n, adj

phi•lan•der

(fɪˈlæn dər)

v.i.
(of a man) to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.
[1675–85; < Greek phílandros one who loves (of a woman, loving her husband); see philo-, andro-; later used in fiction as a proper name for a lover and appar. mistaken as “a man who loves”]
phi•lan′der•er, n.

philander


Past participle: philandered
Gerund: philandering

Imperative
philander
philander
Present
I philander
you philander
he/she/it philanders
we philander
you philander
they philander
Preterite
I philandered
you philandered
he/she/it philandered
we philandered
you philandered
they philandered
Present Continuous
I am philandering
you are philandering
he/she/it is philandering
we are philandering
you are philandering
they are philandering
Present Perfect
I have philandered
you have philandered
he/she/it has philandered
we have philandered
you have philandered
they have philandered
Past Continuous
I was philandering
you were philandering
he/she/it was philandering
we were philandering
you were philandering
they were philandering
Past Perfect
I had philandered
you had philandered
he/she/it had philandered
we had philandered
you had philandered
they had philandered
Future
I will philander
you will philander
he/she/it will philander
we will philander
you will philander
they will philander
Future Perfect
I will have philandered
you will have philandered
he/she/it will have philandered
we will have philandered
you will have philandered
they will have philandered
Future Continuous
I will be philandering
you will be philandering
he/she/it will be philandering
we will be philandering
you will be philandering
they will be philandering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been philandering
you have been philandering
he/she/it has been philandering
we have been philandering
you have been philandering
they have been philandering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been philandering
you will have been philandering
he/she/it will have been philandering
we will have been philandering
you will have been philandering
they will have been philandering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been philandering
you had been philandering
he/she/it had been philandering
we had been philandering
you had been philandering
they had been philandering
Conditional
I would philander
you would philander
he/she/it would philander
we would philander
you would philander
they would philander
Past Conditional
I would have philandered
you would have philandered
he/she/it would have philandered
we would have philandered
you would have philandered
they would have philandered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.philander - have amorous affairs; of men; "He has been womanizing for years"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
2.philander - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentionsphilander - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
wanton - engage in amorous play
vamp - act seductively with (someone)

philander

verb
To be sexually unfaithful to another:
Translations

philander

[fɪˈlændəʳ] VIflirtear, ejercer de Don Juan (with con)

philander

vitändeln (liter)

philander

[fɪˈlændəʳ] vi (pej) to philander (with)amoreggiare (con)
References in classic literature ?
It's fun to watch other people philander, but I should feel like a fool doing it myself," said Jo, looking alarmed at the thought.
This I am certain is Philander the son of my Laurina's 3d girl the amiable Bertha; there wants now but the presence of Gustavus to compleat the Union of my Laurina's Grand- Children.
Philander is only a trifle less impractical than he.
Philander, after much insistence on the part of the latter, had finally turned their steps toward camp, they were as completely lost in the wild and tangled labyrinth of the matted jungle as two human beings well could be, though they did not know it.
When in a short time they reached the beach, only to find no camp in sight, Philander was positive that they were north of their proper destination, while, as a matter of fact they were about two hundred yards south of it.
Philander are the only people in the world who can swear that the little skeleton found in the cabin with those of your father and mother was that of an infant anthropoid ape, and not the offspring of Lord and Lady Greystoke.
Come, Philander, let us be a marching, Every one his true love a searching,"
Do you think I'm going to let you hustle for wages while I philander in the regions of high art?
SOUTH Africa paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the rest of the series against India with injury, with the Proteas calling up Kyle Abbott in his place.
Background: Parks was most recently director of development at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, where he increased alumni and planned giving, assisted in corporate relations and secured more than $1 million in government appropriations.
At Trent Bridge Overnight: Somerset 312 (J Allenby 64, C Overton 55; V D Philander 4-56).
Vernon Philander contributed 41 to an eighth-wicket stand of 110, but was out of luck with the ball, while the youngsters comprising the rest of the seam attack could not match Durham's potency until very late in the day.