noun pro·vid·er \prə-ˈvī-dər\

: a group or company that provides a specified service

: a person (such as a mother or father) who earns the money that is needed to support a family

Full Definition of PROVIDER

:  one that provides <health-care providers> <an Internet provider>; especially :  breadwinner

Examples of PROVIDER

  1. She works hard and is a good provider.
  2. He is the sole provider for his family.

First Known Use of PROVIDER



July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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