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Definitions for cater
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cater.
provide, supply, ply, caterverb
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets
A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.
To provide food professionally for a special occasion.
Did you hire someone to cater our party next week?
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Provider; collector of provisions, or victuals.
Etymology: from the verb.
The oysters dredged in this Lyner, find a welcomer acceptance, where the taste is cater for the stomach, than those of the Tamar. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwal.
The four of cards and dice.
Etymology: from the verb.
To provide food; to buy in victuals.
Etymology: from cates.
He that doth the ravens feed,
Yea providently caters for the sparrow,
Be comfort to my age. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
a provider; a purveyor; a caterer
to provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions
by extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for or to
the four of cards or dice
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
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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cater is ranked #8419 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cater surname appeared 3,926 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Cater.
75.6% or 2,970 total occurrences were White.
17.6% or 693 total occurrences were Black.
2.7% or 107 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.1% or 85 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.4% or 55 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'cater' in Verbs Frequency: #771
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The numerical value of cater in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of cater in a Sentence
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
Greenstone Management Partners is going to make millions at the expense of what Greenstone Management Partners’s going to do to our communities in the future and the precedence it’s going to set, we are in the midst of an extreme drought, our communities need Colorado River water. At some point, the state has a responsibility to protect the people that are here and to protect Colorado River water and not cater to those that are buying property for the water rights to make millions off of Colorado River water to benefit metropolitan areas.
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.
There is no confirmed cholera fatality at the hospital, we have sufficient stock of medicine and rehydration fluid to cater for any patient.
For the time being, looking at the number of injured, and the number of those being affected, these supplies can cater for 3 to 4 weeks, but if there is no ceasefire and there is no reduction in the scale, scope and intensity of the conflict, even if it goes by the current intensity, we will run out of these supplies.
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