provider pro‧vid‧er [prəˈvaɪdə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. COMMERCE an organization that provides goods or services:

• a provider of engineering and design services

• hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers

• the long-distance telephone services provider

ˌInternet ˈService Proˌvider abbreviation ISP also service provider
COMPUTING COMMERCE a company that provides the technical services that allow people to use the Internet:

• Hooking up a connection through a local Internet Service Provider is easy.

2. an adult who supports their family with his or her income:

• A widow, she is the sole provider (= the only one ) for her family.

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provider UK US /prəˈvaɪdər/ noun [C]
a company or organization that sells a particular type of product or service: provider of sth »

The energy group is the biggest provider of wind farms in the UK.

the leading/largest/biggest provider (of sth) »

The French firm is one of the leading providers of outdoor advertising space.


a healthcare/energy/telecoms provider


a mortgage/insurance/pension provider

(also internet service provider, also service provider) INTERNET, IT a company that provides internet connections and services: »

They are the largest cable-based provider outside the US with 300,000 subscribers.


a broadband/internet/online provider

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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