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cater

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verb ca·ter \ˈkā-tər\

Simple Definition of cater

  • : to provide food and drinks at a party, meeting, etc., especially as a job

Full Definition of cater

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to provide a supply of food

  3. 2 :  to supply what is required or desired <catering to middle-class tastes>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to provide food and service for <catered the banquet>

ca·ter·er play \-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of cater

  1. The restaurant caters for parties.

  2. A local restaurant catered the banquet.

  3. The awards ceremony will be a catered event.



Origin of cater

obsolete cater buyer of provisions, from Middle English catour, short for acatour, from Anglo-French, from acater to buy — more at cate


First Known Use: 1580



CATER Defined for Kids

cater

play
verb ca·ter \ˈkā-tər\

Definition of cater

ca·teredca·ter·ing

  1. 1 :  to provide a supply of food <cater for parties>

  2. 2 :  to supply what is needed or wanted

ca·ter·er noun




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