provider

noun pro·vid·er \ prə-ˈvī-dər \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of provider

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

Examples of provider in a Sentence

  1. She works hard and is a good provider.

  2. He is the sole provider for his family.

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First Known Use of provider

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PROVIDER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of provider for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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