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gander 1

Syllabification: gan·der
Pronunciation: /ˈɡandər/


1A male goose.
Example sentences
  • There are no pelicans to pose a threat to the geese, ganders and goslings.
  • Rival ganders chased one another with necks lowered and wings spread.
  • Cliches about sauce, geese and ganders spring to mind.
2 [in singular] informal A look or glance: take a gander at that luggage
[From criminals' slang]
More example sentences
  • You can look up artists in past issues, view reader art, buy T-shirts or take a gander at their links section.
  • If you could have someone come in and take a gander at your living room, would you let them in the house and what would you like to change?
  • Lest you think this petty criticism, take a gander at the much more informative Los Angeles Times story generated by the same press conference.


[no object] US informal Back to top  
Look or glance at something: Paulie gandered at shelves full of coffee paraphernalia


Old English gandra, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gander, also to gannet.

Words that rhyme with gander

Amanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, veranda, withstander, zander
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Gander 2 Syllabification: Gan·der
Pronunciation: /ˈɡandər/
A town on the island of Newfoundland, on Lake Gander; population 9,951 (2006). Its airport served the first regular transatlantic flights during World War II.
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