Definition of cater
1 : to provide a supply of food <cater for a large party>
2 : to supply what is required or desired <catering to middle-class tastes>
: to provide food and service for <catered the banquet>
catererplay \-tər-ər\ noun
Examples of cater in a sentence
The restaurant caters for parties.
A local restaurant catered the banquet.
The awards ceremony will be a catered event.
Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of cater for English Language Learners
: to provide food and drinks at a party, meeting, etc., especially as a job
CATER Defined for Kids
Definition of cater for Students
1 : to provide a supply of food <cater for parties>
2 : to supply what is needed or wanted
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