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GAN'DER, n. [L. anser.] The male of fowls of the goose kind.

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GAN'DER, n. [L. anser.] The male of fowls of the goose kind.

GAN'DER, n. [Sax. gandra, ganra; Ir. ganra. In Ger. and D. gans is a goose; D. ganserick, a gander; Gr. χην, and probably L. anser. Pliny says, that in Germany the small white geese were called ganzæ. Lib. 10. 22.]

The male of fowls of the goose kind.

  1. The male of any species of goose.
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GAN'DER, noun [Latin anser.] The male of fowls of the goose kind.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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LUX'URY, n. [L. luxuria, from luxo, to loosen.]

1. A free or extravagant indulgence in the pleasures of the table, as in rich and expensive diet, or delicious food and liquors; voluptuousness in the gratification of appetite; or the free indulgence in costly dress and equipage.

Riches expose a man to pride and luxury.

2. That which gratifies a nice and fastidious appetite; a dainty; any delicious food or drink. The canvas-back duck is a luxury for an epicure.

3. Any thing delightful to the senses.

He cut the side of a rock for a garden, and by laying on it earth, furnished a king of luxury for a hermit.

4. Lust; lewd desire. [Not now used.]

5. Luxuriance; exuberance of growth. [Not now used.]

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