Pander Pan"der, n. [From Pandarus, a leader in the Trojan army, who is represented by Chaucer and Shakespeare as having procured for Troilus the possession of Cressida.] [1913 Webster] 1. A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer. [1913 Webster]

Thou art the pander to her dishonor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another. [1913 Webster]

Those wicked panders to avarice and ambition. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Pander — Pander, Christian Heinrich, Zoolog, geb. 12. Juli 1794 in Riga, gest. 22. Sept. 1865, studierte in Jena und Würzburg, begleitete 1820 die russische Gesandtschaft nach Bochara, ward 1823 Mitglied der Petersburger Akademie, nahm aber 1828 seine… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pander — Pander, Christian Heinrich, Zoolog, geb. 24. Juli 1794 in Riga, gest. 22. Sept. 1865 in Petersburg; schrieb: »Beiträge zur Entwicklung des Hühnchens im Ei« (1817), »Das Riesenfaultier Bradypus giganteus« (mit d Alton, 1821), »Beiträge zur… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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