This one utterly basic school-provided meal is an important feature of schools that cater, generally, to poorer children.
So instead of the fans, Summerville attempts to cater to her director, her cast and, primarily, herself.
The town is full of discos, clubs, and cheap restaurants that cater to a student clientele.
Department stores opened to cater to an increasingly powerful middle class that no longer felt shy about displaying its wealth.
Gambling in Macau is often set in HKD instead of the local Pataca, and businesses that cater to visitors accept Hong Kong Dollars.
She does not handle quantities sufficient or cater for consumers enough to gain large knowledge of her business.
If he could cater for a month, no expense should be grudged; as for the future, he thrust it from his mind.
Our little friends prefer shelter to warmth, so cater to their taste in the placing of their drinking pool.
When dealing with childish persons you have to cater to their whims.
I saw cities and gardens built in triumph to cater for the gratification of every sense.
"provide food for," c.1600, from Middle English catour (n.) "buyer of provisions" (c.1400; late 13c. as a surname), a shortening of Anglo-French achatour "buyer" (Old North French acatour, Old French achatour, 13c., Modern French acheteur), from Old French achater "to buy," originally "to buy provisions," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *accaptare, from Latin ad- "to" + captare "to take, hold," frequentative of capere "to take" (see capable).
Or else from Vulgar Latin *accapitare "to add to one's capital," with second element from verbal stem of Latin caput (genitive capitis); see capital (adj.). Figuratively from 1650s. Related: Catered; catering.