American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who supplies a means of subsistence: parents who were good providers.
- n. One that makes something, such as a service, available: primary health care providers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who provides, furnishes, or supplies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who provides, furnishes, or supplies; one who procures what is wanted.
- n. someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
- n. someone who provides the means for subsistence
- to provide + -er (Wiktionary)
“If a provider is allowed to charge an individual w/o insurance the same price that the provider negotiates with the insurance company why would an individual sign up for insurance?”
“He must not ask his wife to go to work, because being a provider is his responsibility, and to ask her to do so, makes him less of a man.”
“Planned Parenthood, aside from being an abortion provider, is also an information and contraceptive provider, and those are much easier on everyone than abortions.”
“They have removed my number one awesome images provider from the top stumbler list for no reason at all.”
“Certainly it can be confusing to have to pick a provider from the interfaces that offer you a selection of many OpenID providers — especially if you have accounts with more than one of them (which to pick?!).”
“The provider is not liable solely by virtue of being a online content provider.”
“In all of these and hundreds of other situations, the provider is making a CONDITIONAL promise: If you follow the steps I outline, you will get the promised result.”
“[...] — This Chinese networking and telecommunication equipment provider is making waves in the world of WiMAX and as its home country builds out a 3G wireless [...]”
“Because, my Sat TV provider is Star Choice, and one of the US network station cities they provide is Seattle.”
“A major cost of doing business as a medical provider is keeping up with all the billing.”
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