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Meaning of CATER

Pronunciation:  'keytur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets
  2. [v]  provide what is desired or needed, esp. support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
 

CATER is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: accommodate, board, cater, dish, dish out, dish up, drench, feed, fill, fix up, fulfil, fulfill, give, gratify, gutter, help, horse, indulge, meet, nourish, nurture, pander, pimp, ply, power, procure, provide, regale, satisfy, serve, serve up, shower, staff, supply, sustain, treat, underlay

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ca"ter\, n. [OE. catour purchaser, caterer, OF. acator,
    fr. acater, F. acheter, to buy, provide, fr. LL. accaptare;
    L. ad + captare to strive, to seize, intens, of capere to
    take, seize. Cf. {Acater}, {Capacious}.]
    A provider; a purveyor; a caterer. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Ca"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Catered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Catering}.] [From {Cater}, n.]
    1. To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions.
    
             [He] providently caters for the sparrow. --Shak.
    
    2. By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at
       theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for
       or to.
    
    
  3. \Ca"ter\, n. [F. quatre four.]
    The four of cards or dice.
    
    
  4. \Ca"ter\, v. t.
    To cut diagonally. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
    
    
 
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