Definitions for: Chandler


[n] a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
[n] a retail dealer in provisions and supplies
[n] United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)



Webster (1913) Definition: Chan"dler, n. [F. chandelier a candlestick, a maker
or seller of candles, LL. candelarius chandler, fr. L.
candela candle. See Candle, and cf. Chandelier.]
1. A maker or seller of candles.

The chandler's basket, on his shoulder borne, With
tallow spots thy coat. --Gay.

2. A dealer in other commodities, which are indicated by a
word prefixed; as, ship chandler, corn chandler.

Synonyms: Raymond Chandler, Raymond Thornton Chandler

See Also: author, candlemaker, maker, retail merchant, retailer, shaper, ship's chandler, wax-chandler, writer

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