Definition of Dander

1. Noun. Small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people.

Generic synonyms: Exfoliation, Scale, Scurf

2. Noun. A feeling of anger and animosity. "Having one's hackles or dander up"
Exact synonyms: Hackles
Generic synonyms: Anger, Choler, Ire

Definition of Dander

1. n. Dandruff or scurf on the head.

2. v. i. To wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently.

Definition of Dander

1. Noun. Dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp. ¹

2. Noun. Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals. ¹

3. Noun. Allergen particles that accumulate on and may be shed from the skin and fur of domestic animals, especially from household pets such as cats and dogs. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) Passion, temper, anger. Usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up". ¹

5. Verb. To wander about. ¹

6. Verb. To maunder, to talk incoherently. ¹

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Definition of Dander

1. to stroll [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: stroll

Medical Definition of Dander

1. 1. A fine scaling of the skin and scalp. See: dandruff. 2. A normal effluvium of animal hair or coat capable of causing allergic responses in atopic persons. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dander

dancing lady orchid
dancing partner
dancing school
dancing spasm
dandelion clocks
dandelion green
dandelion greens
dandelion wine
dander (current term)

Literary usage of Dander

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1801 A certain disorder in the head, called by the learned the dander, ... 1832 My dander began to rise, and I could not hold in any 1837-40 He was fairly ..."

2. The Scottish Antiquary, Or, Northern Notes & Queries edited by Arthur Washington Cornelius Hallen, John Horne Stevenson (1899)
"‘dander' here is the Scots for slag or vitrified cinder. J. NOTICES OF BOOKS. Mungo Park, by T. Banks Maclachlan. Famous Scots Series. ..."

3. The Scottish Antiquary, Or, Northern Notes & Queries edited by Arthur Washington Cornelius Hallen, John Horne Stevenson (1897)
"On the Ordnance Survey Map this mass of stone is called 'The Deil's dander'—a name which seems to indicate a forgotten origin. The question which first ..."

4. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"The other senses seem to be metaphorical : and if so, Skinner's interpretation totis viribus te opponere, and his derivation from ее dander contre, ..."

5. The Chief American Poets by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"131 Wut '11 git your dander riz ? Come, I '11 tell ye wut I 'm thinkin' Is our dooty in this fix, They 'd ha" done 't ez quick ez winkin' In the days o' ..."

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