• WordNet 3.6
    • n chandler a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
    • n chandler a retail dealer in provisions and supplies
    • n Chandler United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chandler A dealer in other commodities, which are indicated by a word prefixed; as, ship chandler, corn chandler .
    • Chandler A maker or seller of candles. "The chandler's basket, on his shoulder borne,
      With tallow spots thy coat."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chandler One who makes or sells candles, or, formerly, torches.
    • n chandler A huckster; a dealer in provisions.
    • n chandler In composition, a dealer; a merchant: the particular application being determined by the other element of the compound: as, tallow-chandler, ship-chandler, corn-chandler, etc.
    • n chandler A candlestick. See chandelier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chandler originally a candle maker and dealer: a dealer generally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chandelier, a candlestick, a maker or seller of candles, LL. candelarius, chandler, fr. L. candela, candle. See Candle, and cf. Chandelier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. candelaria, a candlestick—L. candēla, a candle.


In literature:

Close upon the message from the attorney came one from the ship-chandlers at Port Angeles.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
By Joel Chandler Harris.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
This was the period when William E. Chandler was beginning his prominent and successful political career.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Mutton fat, if melted into hard cakes, will fetch a good price at the tallow-chandler's.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Lexington, Proceeds Silver Medal Contest at Chandler Normal School, 9.50.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
Chandler; Representation in Virginia, J.A.C.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings, Joel Chandler Harris.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
"The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1" by Various
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
With a frontispiece in colors by Howard Chandler Christy.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow

In news:

Here in Chandler, Ariz. Just outside Phoenix, the population is rocketing past 245,000 citizens and keeping all of us in parks and recreation working double-time to keep up.
US Rep Ben Chandler says he's not sure what the future holds for him after he leaves elected office in January.
Chandler told the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal that he hasn't made up his mind about what he'll do, but he has several options.
Dominick Phillips, Chandler Grafner's half-brother, drew a picture of Chandler in the closet during therapy sessions following Chandler's death.
The sketch was introduced today in the murder trial of Chandler's guardian, Jon Phillips.
Traditional with a little bit of customizing to set it apart, Walpole 's convertible was built at Squeeg's Kustoms in Chandler, AZ.
He was born Aug 11, 1938 in Ashland, Ky. To Chandler and Erma Lee (Clifton) Hale, who preceded him in death, as did his sister, Carol (Hale) Wright.
Chandler Knight led the Colville contingent with a second place finish at 170 pounds.
Chandler Knight leads in Tacoma.
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum curator Rick Chandler and volunteer Cameron Stahl bag artifacts found in a former garbage dump used by the residents of Yama , a long-lost village that was home to the island's first Japanese immigrants.
Chandler Harnish, the 37th Mr Irrelevant, walks in with a pony during the arrival party at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Monday.
Tnisha Chandler and Charles Rotkowski of Aquinnah announce the birth of a son, Abel Joseph Rotkowski, born on Oct 18 at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
Positively Thinking About Sales Steve Chandler, Selling Power Live Speaker on Success & Motivation (Need a pick me up.
Steve Chandler shares a handful of ideas to motivate yourself) Runtime: 11:22.
Chandler, JD, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA Managing Director Spectrum Consulting Partners, LLC New York City.

In science:

HCOMP ’10, New York, NY, USA, 2010. ISO 9241-11 Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display teminals (VDT)s – Part 11 Guidance on Usability, International Standard, 1998 Kapelner, A., & Chandler, D. 2010. Preventing Satisficing in Online Surveys: A “Kapcha” to Ensure Higher Quality Data.
Crowdsourcing for Usability Testing
See Chandler[1982] for a detailed history of this change.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
Chandler, in Liquids, Freezing, and the Glass Transition, Les Houches Lectures, edited by D.
Real-Time-RG Analysis of the Dynamics of the Spin-Boson Model
Chandler, “Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics” (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1987). Here we talk as if the macroscopic state variables are precisely defined.
Deriving Landauer's erasure principle from statistical mechanics
Chandler, A brief proof of a maximal rank theorem for generic double points in projective space, Trans.
Limit linear systems and applications