Definitions for: Cater


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


Ca"ter, n. [F. quatre four.]
The four of cards or dice.


Ca"ter, v. t.
To cut diagonally. [Obs.] --Halliwell.

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

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