Cater meaning

kātər
To provide food or entertainment.
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To attend to the wants or needs of.
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To be particularly attentive or solicitous; minister.

The nurses catered to my every need. The legislation catered to various special interest groups.

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Cater is defined as to serve someone’s needs completely.

A doting mother bringing her son everything he asks for is an example of cater.

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To provide food service for.

A business that caters banquets and weddings.

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To take special pains in seeking to gratify another's needs or desires.
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(often with to) To provide things to satisfy a person or a need, to serve.

I always wanted someone to cater to my every whim.

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(obsolete) To cut diagonally.

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To serve as caterer for (a banquet, wedding, etc.)
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To provide food professionally for a special occasion.

Did you hire someone to cater our party next week?

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To provide food; serve as a caterer.
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(obsolete) A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.
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The four of cards or dice.
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The definition of cater means to prepare and serve food for a gathering.

The work done in the kitchen at a wedding is an example of cater.

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Origin of cater

  • From obsolete cater a buyer of provisions from Middle English catour short for acatour from Norman French from acater to buy from Vulgar Latin accaptāre Latin ad- ad- Latin captāre to chase catch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English catour (“buyer”), from Old English acatour, from Old French achater (“to buy, to purchase”)

    From Wiktionary

  • French quatre (“four”).

    From Wiktionary