What does cater mean?

Definitions for cater
ˈkeɪ tərcater

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provide, supply, ply, caterverb

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

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

  2. caterverb

    supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets

Wiktionary

  1. caternoun

    A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.

    Etymology: From catour, from acatour, from achater

  2. caterverb

    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. caterverb

    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. Caternoun

    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. Caternoun

    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. Caternoun

    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. Caternoun

    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. Caterverb

    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.]

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  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. 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, the markets across Europe are pretty tight in terms of vacancy rates and lenders are so risk averse in terms of speculative office development that a bank would have to do a pre-let (commit to rent a property before it has been built), or buy a site.

  2. 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.

  3. Ryan Glover:

    There were no digital banking solutions that cater to the African-American or Latinx communities until Greenwood.

  4. Steven Englander:

    But in the end, you want to ask yourself, does bitcoin hold promise of making certain transactions efficient? The answer is yes, does it cater to any market niche that is not already being taken care of? I am more skeptical.

  5. Dana White:

    If you notice, all blow-dry bars, Great Clips, Supercuts, etc. market and have built their business model toward those with a finer texture of hair. These businesses don't carry the products or tools nor do they perform styles that cater to women with thick and curly hair, unfortunately, hair salons are very segregated along the lines of race.

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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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