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Gander

Line breaks: Gan¦der
Pronunciation: /ˈgandə
 
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  • A town on the island of Newfoundland, on Lake Gander; population 9,951 (2006). Its airport served the first regular transatlantic flights during the Second World War.

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There are 2 definitions of Gander in English:

gander

Line breaks: gan¦der
Pronunciation: /ˈgandə
 
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noun

  • 1A male goose.
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    • 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 the luggage, will ya?
    [from criminals' slang]
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    • 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.

verb

[no object] US informal Back to top  
  • Look or glance at something: Paulie gandered at shelves full of coffee paraphernalia
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    • Don't get me wrong, I love gandering at colorful birds, and no one loves nature more than me, but I draw the line at hugging trees.
    • He stopped to gander at himself in a store window.
    • Might I suggest you gander at a map of lower Manhattan, where you will see a convergence of snakes crossing the water from Jersey and Brooklyn.

Origin

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

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