pro·​vid·​er prə-ˈvī-dər How to pronounce provider (audio)
: one that provides
health-care providers
an Internet provider
especially : breadwinner

Examples of provider in a Sentence

She works hard and is a good provider. He is the sole provider for his family.
Recent Examples on the Web Telehealth providers are licensed online medical providers that have the ability to administer prescriptions digitally. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 But other cable and virtual cable providers are obviously going to want to use this as a jumping-off point for renegotiations. Vulture, 15 Sep. 2023 Along the way, the bot points them toward vetted clinics, telehealth providers or support resources. Tatum Hunter, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 Health care providers will be available, and there will be guidance for salvaging any items at the properties. CBS News, 15 Sep. 2023 People with eczema may benefit from talking to a healthcare provider to help rule out food allergens that could trigger flares. Amanda Gardner, Health, 14 Sep. 2023 Uninsured children will also be able to access vaccinations through the Vaccines for Children program, which offers them at no cost to eligible kids through a national network of participating health care providers. Youri Benadjaoud, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 Known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the program allows law enforcement and intelligence agencies to surveil foreigners who are located abroad and communicating on U.S. internet and phone service providers, without obtaining a warrant. oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2023 Service providers in the region that encompasses Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties say they have been inundated with calls from people in crisis, but on a typical day, the region has no available shelter space. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of provider was in 1523

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Cite this Entry

“Provider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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