What does cater mean?

Definitions for cater
ˈkeɪ tərcater

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provide, supply, ply, cater(verb)

    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

  2. cater(verb)

    supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets

Wiktionary

  1. cater(Noun)

    A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.

    Etymology: From catour, from acatour, from achater

  2. cater(Verb)

    To provide food professionally for a special occasion.

    Did you hire someone to cater our party next week?

    Etymology: From catour, from acatour, from achater

  3. cater(Verb)

    To provide things to satisfy a person or a need, to serve.

    I always wanted someone to cater to my every whim.

    Etymology: From catour, from acatour, from achater

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cater(noun)

    a provider; a purveyor; a caterer

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Cater(noun)

    to provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Cater(noun)

    by extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for or to

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Cater(noun)

    the four of cards or dice

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Cater(verb)

    to cut diagonally

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cater

    kā′tėr, v.i. to provide food, entertainment, &c. (with for).—ns. Cā′terer; Cā′teress; Cā′tering. [Lit. to act as a cater, the word being orig. a substantive, and spelled catour, an aphetised form of acater, acatour. See Acater.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cater' in Verbs Frequency: #771

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  1. Crate

  2. Recta

  3. Trace

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cater in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cater in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Lam:

    My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress, for it to simply be subject to American consumerism and cater to a white audience is parallel to colonial ideology.

  2. Mat Oakley:

    None of the major European cities could cater for that kind of demand at the click of fingers or even with six months notice.

  3. Mohamed Dagane:

    There is no confirmed cholera fatality at the hospital, we have sufficient stock of medicine and rehydration fluid to cater for any patient.

  4. Varshini Prakash:

    It's hard to substantiate which one is more or less of a threat, we will need to put pressure on Republicans who are up for reelection in the Senate in 2022. We will need to put pressure on Democrats who are in more conservative states right now. We will need to also pressure leadership like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to fight like hell to pass climate policy, not just cater to those who are holding us back from Congress.

  5. San Diego-based:

    We cater to women, mainly those who are solopreneurs or small teams.

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Translations for cater

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  • cateraje, atender, abastecerSpanish
  • ottaa huomioonFinnish
  • पूराHindi
  • approvvigionareItalian
  • угождать, обслуживать, потворствовать, обеспечиватьRussian
  • பூர்த்திTamil

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