Cater Definition

kātər
catered, catering, caters
verb
catered, catering, caters
To provide food or entertainment.
American Heritage
To serve as caterer for (a banquet, wedding, etc.)
Webster's New World
To take special pains in seeking to gratify another's needs or desires.
Webster's New World
To be particularly attentive or solicitous; minister.
The nurses catered to my every need. The legislation catered to various special interest groups.
American Heritage
To provide food; serve as a caterer.
Webster's New World
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noun

(obsolete) A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.

Wiktionary

The four of cards or dice.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Cater

Noun

Singular:
cater
Plural:
caters

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

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