Origin of philanderfrom Classical Greek philandros, fond of men from philos, loving + an?r, a man (see andro-): used in fiction as a name for a lover
Trying to have sex with many different people is an example of philander.
intransitive verbphi·lan·dered, phi·lan·der·ing, phi·lan·ders
- To have a sexual affair with someone who is not one's spouse or partner. Used especially of a man.
- To have many casual sexual affairs. Used especially of a man.
- Archaic To flirt. Used especially of a man.
Origin of philanderFrom philander lover from Philander former literary name for a lover from Greek philandros loving or fond of men phil-, philo- philo- anēr andr- man ; see ner-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present philanders, present participle philandering, simple past and past participle philandered)
- To make love to women; to play the male flirt.
From Ancient Greek Ï†Î¯Î»Î±Î½Î´ÏÎ¿Ï‚ (philandros, “loving men"), from Ï†Î¹Î»Î¯Î± (philia, “love") and á¼€Î½Î´ÏÏŒÏ‚ (andros), genitive case of á¼€Î½Î®Ï (anÄ“r, “man").
- Among the large denominational colleges are Philander Smith College, Little Rock (Methodist Episcopal, 1877); Ouachita College, Arkadelphia (Baptist, 1886); Hendrix College, Conway (Methodist Episcopal, South, 1884); and Arkansas College, Batesville (Presbyterian, 1872).
- Hobart's zeal for the General Seminary and the General Convention led him to oppose the plan of Philander Chase, bishop of Ohio, for an Episcopal seminary in that diocese; but the Ohio seminary was made directly responsible to the House of Bishops, and Hobart approved the plan.
- Philander Chase Knox >>
- PHILANDER CHASE KNOX (1853-), American lawyer and political leader, was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, on the 4th of May 1853.
- His father died in 1817, and the son passed several years (1820-1824) in Ohio with his uncle, Bishop Philander Chase (1775-1852), the foremost pioneer of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the West, the first bishop of Ohio (1819-1831), and after 1835 bishop of Illinois.