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PROVIDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does provider mean? 

PROVIDER (noun)
  The noun PROVIDER has 2 senses:

1. someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
2. someone who provides the means for subsistence

  Familiarity information: PROVIDER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVIDER (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

provider; supplier

Hypernyms ("provider" is a kind of...):

bourgeois; businessperson (a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "provider"):

black marketeer (someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities)

caterer (someone who provides food and service (as for a party))

connection (a supplier (especially of narcotics))

dispenser (a person who dispenses)

distributer; distributor (someone who markets merchandise)

purveyor (someone who supplies provisions (especially food))

recruiter (someone who supplies members or employees)

stockist (one (as a retailer or distributor) that stocks goods)

provisioner; sutler; victualer; victualler (a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army)


Sense 2provider [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who provides the means for subsistence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("provider" is a kind of...):

benefactor; helper (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))


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