There are 2 definitions of gander in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgandə


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.


[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.


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

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Pronunciation: /ˈgandə
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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