a port in E India, in S West Bengal on the Hooghly River: a former French settlement (1686–1950). Pop: 162 166 (2001)
a city in and a union territory of India, in the N part: joint capital of Punjab and Haryana states. a former province in NW British India: now divided between India and Pakistan. a state in NW India. 47,456 sq. mi. (122,911 sq. km). Capital: Chandigarh. a province in NE Pakistan. 79,284 sq. mi. (205,330 […]
the period of the oscillation (Chandler wobble) of the earth’s axis, varying between 416 and 433 days.
a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap. a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type: a ship chandler. a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc. Charles Frederick, 1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert. Raymond (Thornton) 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels. […]
a storeroom for candles. the warehouse, wares, or business of a chandler. noun (pl) -dleries the business, warehouse, or merchandise of a chandler a place where candles are kept n. c.1600, from Middle French chandelerie, from chandelier (see chandler).