Main definitions of gander in English

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gander1

noun

  • 1A male goose.

    • ‘I sought express instructions that I was to make this argument and the Commissioner recognises that sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.’
    • ‘Taxpayers are paying for that - apparently, what is good for the goose is not good for the gander - but people who want to pay for their own hospitality venues are denied that right.’
    • ‘What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and they say that they would welcome strong verification on both sides of the peninsula.’
    • ‘Apparently this gander and his goose decided that the sauce they're serving up to everyone else wasn't to their liking.’
    • ‘‘What's good for the goose is good for the gander, but who is the goose and who is the gander,’ he quipped.’
    • ‘‘What's good for the goose is good for the gander,’ she says.’
    • ‘What's good for the US goose may not be good for the Japanese gander.’
    • ‘When she moved on to other ganders and no longer frequented Beaver Bog (contrary to popular belief, geese do not mate for life), he was able to establish close relations with the female that became his new love interest.’
    • ‘After about three miles of joint-rattling, washboard dirt roads we rounded a corner and got our first gander at the Buttermilks.’
    • ‘Is it any wonder that there are groups among the economic underclass who reckon that what's good for the goose is good for the gander?’
    • ‘There are no pelicans to pose a threat to the geese, ganders and goslings.’
    • ‘This time they were being scared off the water by two dogs swimming toward them, dogs hired by the ‘sterile squad’ to rid such suburban watering holes of anything so natural as a goose or a gander.’
    • ‘What's good for the goose is obviously not good enough for the gander as section 144 only comes into effect for those not in cohort with the regime.’
    • ‘Cliches about sauce, geese and ganders spring to mind.’
    • ‘Our collective understanding of biology is growing by leaps and bounds because sauce for the goose is so often sauce for the gander.’
    • ‘Rival ganders chased one another with necks lowered and wings spread.’
    • ‘I guess what's good for the goose, gets the gander locked away.’
    • ‘There is a growing school of thought that what is sauce for the goose may be poison for the gander.’
    • ‘Without wanting to pour oil upon the ever-burning fire of subcontinental paranoia, it does seem that the goose and the gander are treated differently.’
    • ‘The old saying of what's good for the goose is good for the gander comes strikingly to mind.’
  • 2informal in singular A look or glance.

    ‘take a gander at the luggage, will ya?’
    • ‘Take a gander at who's buying and who's selling.’
    • ‘Take a gander at his upper body; those immense delts pop out at you in three-dimensional splendor.’
    • ‘We popped over to Oracle's Web site today to take a gander at the Software Investment Guide, designed by the database giant to clarify its arcane pricing.’
    • ‘Anyhow, if you're interested, you can take a gander at what's going on here.’
    • ‘Lest you think this petty criticism, take a gander at the much more informative Los Angeles Times story generated by the same press conference.’
    • ‘Go ahead, check out official Web sites around the league and take a gander at their promotion of the cheerleaders.’
    • ‘Take a gander at these and you may well decide you're young enough to hang them up, after all.’
    • ‘For those of you who feel nostalgia for the television of the past I'd advise you to take a gander at a ‘classic’ rerun of a show that is not your obsessive favorite some time.’
    • ‘Just take a gander at the big three search engines to see what I mean.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘If you're not sure what that reason is, take a gander at a chart of the stock market.’
    • ‘If anyone wonders whether dress codes are strict now, why not take a gander at the way swings were back at Fulford Golf Club.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, PC gamers were getting their first gander at Doom 3, and collectively wondering just how much they would need to upgrade their rigs in order to be able to run the thing.’
    • ‘If you are considering updating your Novell network from a previous version or moving away from the much less secure and troublesome offering from Redmond, then you should take a gander at this book.’
    • ‘Take a gander at some of last week's quotes from Reuter's.’
    • ‘Take a listen to the nifty rhythmic shifts in ‘Songs Of Yesterday’, and then take a gander at how smoothly they are able to transition between the two grooves.’
    • ‘If you're new to the fast-growing world of video piracy, here's something you should take a gander at.’
    • ‘Although changing rooms aren't always the greatest place to take a gander at yourself, it's worth checking how garments fit.’
    • ‘Having read with interest the renewed debate over the Canadian colonisation of York, we took to the park at the weekend to take a gander at the geese.’
    • ‘You can look up artists in past issues, view reader art, buy T-shirts or take a gander at their links section.’
    glance, observation, view, examination, study, inspection, scan, survey, sight, peep, peek, glimpse, gaze, stare, gape, ogle
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verb

[no object]US
informal
  • Look or glance at something.

    ‘Paulie gandered at shelves full of coffee paraphernalia’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I also gandered at their word choice statistics and my hunch is they are different posters.’
    • ‘He stopped to gander at himself in a store window.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

gander

/ˈɡandə/

Main definitions of gander in English

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Gander2

proper noun

  • 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.

Pronunciation

Gander

/ˈɡandə/