Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who supplies a means of subsistence.
  • noun One that makes something, such as a service, available.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who provides, furnishes, or supplies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who provides, furnishes, or supplies; one who procures what is wanted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
  • noun someone who provides the means for subsistence

Etymologies

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to provide + -er

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