one that provides; specif.,
- a working person whose earnings support his or her family: he always has been a good provider
- a physician, insurance company, etc. providing services under a healthcare plan
- a telecommunications company providing Internet service, cell-phone service, cable TV, etc.
- One who supplies a means of subsistence: parents who were good providers.
- One that makes something, such as a service, available: primary health care providers.
to provide + -er