Definition of provider in English:

provider

Line breaks: pro|vider
Pronunciation: /prəˈvʌɪdə
 
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noun

  • 1A person or thing that provides something: a leading provider of personal financial services
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    • Reuters, a leading provider of financial news, has been hit hard by last year's downturn in global financial markets.
    • Metrobank is the leading provider of trade finance in the country.
    • Junior Achievement Ireland is the leading provider of enterprise education to young people in Ireland.
    Synonyms
    supplier, donor, giver, contributor, source, mainstay
  • 1.1A person who earns money to support their family: he didn’t like the thought of Dad being the sole provider for the family again
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    • Dad was a very hard worker and a great provider for the family, and had a very sensitive and giving heart.
    • The result of these endeavours was that by the time I left school at the age of 15, I was already the family's main provider.
    • They resonated with me because I recognize his feelings as a father and provider for his family.

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