provider

[ pruh-vahy-der ]
/ prəˈvaɪ dər /

noun

a person or thing that provides.
a person who supports a family or another person.

Nearby words

  1. provident club,
  2. provident society,
  3. providential,
  4. providentially,
  5. providently,
  6. providing,
  7. province,
  8. provincetown,
  9. provincetown print,
  10. provincewide

Origin of provider

First recorded in 1515–25; provide + -er1

Related formsnon·pro·vid·er, noun

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Word Origin and History for provider

provider

n.

1520s, agent noun from provide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper