supply + -er.
- A company that provides microprocessors to a major computer business is an example of a supplier.
- A drug dealer who provides heroin to a heroin addict is an example of a supplier.
The definition of a supplier is a person or entity that is the source for goods or services.
- Although relatively unsuccessful in securing access to the British islands, the importance of the United States as a supplier of the other West Indies continually grew, and when the communication of the French and Spanish islands with their metropolises was practically cut off by the British during the Napoleonic wars, the dependence of these colonies upon the American carrying trade became absolute.