Definition of provider noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

provider

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//prəˈvaɪdə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvaɪdər//
 
 
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a person or an organization that supplies somebody with something they need or want training providers We are one of the largest providers of employment in the area. The eldest son is the family's sole provider (= the only person who earns money). see also service provider
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: provider