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cater


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cater  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cater  \Ca"ter\,  n.  [F.  quatre  four.] 
  The  four  of  cards  or  dice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cater  \Ca"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  cut  diagonally.  [Obs.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cater  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cater 
  v  1:  provide  what  is  desired  or  needed,  esp.  support,  food  or 
  sustenance;  "The  hostess  provided  lunch  for  all  the 
  guests"  [syn:  {provide},  {supply},  {ply}] 
  2:  supply  food  ready  to  eat;  for  parties  and  banquets 




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