provider

[pruh-vahy-der]
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Origin of provider

First recorded in 1515–25; provide + -er1
Related formsnon·pro·vid·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for provider

Contemporary Examples of provider

Historical Examples of provider

  • The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.

  • If they come, let them come, and God be my aid and provider!

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The story of the jackal being his “provider,”—killing them for him,—is not true.

    The Bush Boys

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • Fish and flesh had they a plenty—with Ossaroo as their provider.

    The Cliff Climbers

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • He is a provider of natural produce, manufacturer, middleman and consumer, all in one.

    The Forest Farm

    Peter Rosegger


Word Origin and History for provider
n.

1520s, agent noun from provide.

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