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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Medicare provider numbers, PINs, and UPINs--can be used in addition to the NPI to help build crosswalks for health plans and Medicare/Medicaid).
Conduct a parallel survey of staff in provider offices to understand referral/service issues from their perspective.
Establishing open communication and rapport between customer and provider personnel is a key success factor in a new contract.
No one service provider can serve the needs of the entire public, hence user group-specific service providers have become the norm.
The Internet opened up a wide variety of national and international medical educational resources to the provider populace.
In view of these requirements, members should satisfy themselves regarding the competence, practices and procedures of any third party provider, regardless of the type of services provided of the location at which they are performed.