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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. Sally came out of the hut, turning down her sleeves.
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. But new lords, new laws; and I shouldn’t wonder if you and I had an unsartain time on’t in footer.”
The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.
Look at the bee, and at the beaver, my good man, and learn to be a provider. Why, Ishmael!
"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."
If you have a doctor you like that's not covered under your current healthcare plan, call the program's customer service department to find out how you can get your doctor to become a participating provider. Then pass the information along to your doctor.
In its first 15 years, IHSS pioneered the delivery of personal assistance services through the individual provider (IP) mode which gives consumers the right and the responsibility to select, hire, train, supervise, and fire their own providers.
That "someone else" mentioned in the newspaper item reprinted here is WorldCom, a giant telecommunications company that owns UUnet and is a major provider of Internet backbone and connectivity services.
The universe of provider information is rapidly expanding and changing across the healthcare ecosystem.
Brereton, COO of CARE-TECH Laboratories, provider of such infection control products as SATIN, CARE-CREME, and Orchid Fresh II: "Given the failure rate of systemic antibiotics, as well as today's bariatric and diabetic patient loads, continued and more emphatic [preventive] procedures will be paramount to reducing nursing home costs."