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pro·vid·er

 (prə-vī′dər)
n.
1. One who supplies a means of subsistence: parents who were good providers.
2. One that makes something, such as a service, available: primary health care providers.

pro•vid•er

(prəˈvaɪ dər)

n.
1. a person or thing that provides.
2. a person who supports a family or another person.
[1515–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.provider - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodityprovider - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
black marketeer - someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
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
2.provider - someone who provides the means for subsistence
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

provider

noun
1. supplier, giver, source, donor, benefactor Japan is the largest provider of foreign aid in the world.
2. breadwinner, supporter, earner, mainstay, wage earner A husband's job is to be a good provider.
Translations
poskytovatel
tuottaja
fournisseurfornitore

provider

[prəˈvaɪdəʳ] Nproveedor(a) m/f

provider

[prəˈvaɪdər] n
[goods, services] → fournisseur m
internet provider → fournisseur d'accès service provider
(in family)soutien m (de famille)
sole provider
She is the sole provider for her family → Elle est seule à pourvoir aux besoins de sa famille.

provider

n
(Econ) → Lieferant(in) m(f)
(Internet) → Provider m, → Anbieter m
(for family) → Ernährer(in) m(f)

pro·vid·er

n. proveedor-a, abastecedor-a.

provider

n proveedor -ra mf; health care — profesional mf sanitario, proveedor -ra mf de salud
References in classic literature ?
Black had a cottage about half a mile along the road, and she combined the office of postmistress with that of universal provider.
Instead, during our long residence here, he has been uniformly consistent in his role of protector and provider.
I can’t say,” continued the housekeeper, “but there’s good eatables and drinkables enough in the house for a body’s content—a little more sugar, Benjamin, in the glass —for Squire Jones is an excellent provider.
Look at the bee, and at the beaver, my good man, and learn to be a provider.
It is so much the more gracious on your part to accept my invitation with such frankness, as my cooks are but few and inexperienced, and my providers have returned this evening empty-handed; so that if it had not been for a fisherman of your nation who strayed into our camp, General Monk would have gone to bed without his supper to-day; I have, then, some fresh fish to offer you, as the vendor assures me.
As May 2007 approaches, all provider claims and eligibility systems must be upgraded to use the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)-required National Provider Identifier (NPI) as their sole and unique identification method for all HIPAA standard electronic transactions.
But today, patient expectations for service and delivery trump provider relationships, eclipsing all other considerations to create new, or realign old, referral patterns and habits--with profound economic repercussions.
Even if day-to-day performance is acceptable, if the service provider is not proactively bringing new technology, cost reduction initiatives, best practices and other innovations to the owner, it may be time for a fresh look at a new provider.
Outsourcing customers subject to the Act must not only understand and document what services will be performed, but also what controls the service provider has in place and whether those controls are effective in properly authorizing, recording and reporting transactions that affect the customer's financial reports.
Developers of both open source and commercial content management systems (such as D-Space and CONTENTdm) are including OAI data provider services as part of their products.
Provider age and the number of years practicing medicine had no effect on providers' attitudes towards computers, the Internet, and Internet-based CME.
The code also states that a member remains responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the services provided by the third-party provider.