What does gander mean?

Definitions for ganderˈgæn dər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gander.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gander(noun)

    mature male goose


  1. gander(Noun)

    A male goose.

  2. gander(Noun)

    A fool, simpleton

  3. gander(Noun)

    A glance, look.

    Have a gander at what heu2019s written.

  4. gander(Verb)

    ramble, wander

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gander(noun)

    the male of any species of goose

  2. Origin: [AS. gandra, ganra, akin to Prov. G. gander, ganter, and E. goose, gannet. See Goose.]


  1. Gander

    Gander is a Canadian town located in the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 40 kilometres south of Gander Bay, 100 km south of Twillingate and 90 km east of Grand Falls-Windsor. Located on the northeastern shore of Gander Lake, it is the site of Gander International Airport, formerly an important refuelling point for transatlantic aircraft, and, to this day, a preferred stopping point for transatlantic aircraft that need to land because of on-board medical or security emergencies. Most of the streets in Gander are named after famous aviators, including Amelia Earhart, Alcock and Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, Marc Garneau and Chuck Yeager.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gander

    gan′dėr, n. the male of the goose: a simpleton: (U.S.) a man living apart from his wife.—ns. Gan′dercleugh, the place of abode of the hypothetical Jedediah Cleishbotham, editor of the Tales of my Landlord; Gan′derism; Gan′der-par′ty, a social gathering of men only. [A.S. gandra, from ganra, with inserted d; Dut. and Low Ger. gander.]

Editors Contribution

  1. gander

    Gander (noun) an old kind male goose.

    Gander a type of bird that larger than duck lives in land and water.

Anagrams for gander »

  1. ranged

  2. garden

  3. danger

  4. grande


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gander in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

  2. Thomas George:

    What is good for the goose is good for the gander, they are no different from anyone else because of their line of work.

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