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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 ?
Towers Chandler was pressing his evening suit in his hall bedroom.
This one delectable evening culled from each dull seventy was to Chandler a source of renascent bliss.
Up Broadway Chandler moved with the vespertine dress parade.
When the two were established at a well-appointed table, with a promising waiter hovering in attendance, Chandler began to experience the real joy that his regular outing always brought to him.
And it is certain that she looked at Chandler, with his animated but self-possessed manner and his kindling and frank blue eyes, with something not far from admiration in her own charming face.
Then it was that the Madness of Manhattan, the frenzy of Fuss and Feathers, the Bacillus of Brag, the Provincial Plague of Pose seized upon Towers Chandler.
In his chilly bedroom Chandler laid away his evening clothes for a sixty-nine days' rest.
Chandler was keeping the woman alive by all the means in his power, but life was slipping away from her, and suddenly she died.
Chandler told the midwife to come and fetch the certificate in the morning.
Ah, and a wery amiable chandler you'll make,' replied Sam, eyeing Job with a side look of intense dislike.
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.
Declan Mulvenna pleaded guilty at the crown court in Leamington to assaulting his victim Daniel Chandler causing him actual bodily harm.