• WordNet 3.6
    • n caterer someone who provides food and service (as for a party)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caterer One who caters. "The little fowls in the air have God for Their provider and caterer ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caterer A provider or purveyor of food or provisions; one who provides for any want or desire.
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  • Edward Fischer
    Edward Fischer
    “If something is exceptionally well done it has embedded in it's very existence the aim of lifting the common denominator rather than catering to it.”
  • Epicurus
    “I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.”
  • Colin Haycraft
    Colin Haycraft
    “A publisher is a specialized form of bank or building society, catering for customers who cannot cope with life and are therefore forced to write about it.”


In literature:

But Punch is and can be something more than a caterer of sport.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
Our caterers inquired why he had come.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
I should like to see your accounts, Mr Caterer.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Purveyors of news and amusement have learned to cater to the love of excitement.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
"The Life and Adventures of Nat Love" by Nat Love
The dinners are always for as many people as the rooms will hold and are served by a caterer.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
Forty or fifty sophomores loafed about the opera-house watching the caterers buzz to and fro.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
The caterer generally gets infected in a superficial cutaneous sort of way.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
They never hunger there, and consequently there will be none of the nuisances of catering for appetites.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
Cater was succeeded in 1786 by John Deighton, of Cambridge.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts

In poetry:

by deracination—grunge,
hip-hop, Chinese takeout,
co-ops—while the globe's
elixir caters, year by year,
to the resurgence of this
climbing tentpole, frilled and stippled
"A Catalpa Tree On West Twelfth Street" by Amy Clampitt

In news:

No one wants to own a bar and grill catering to social degenerates and alcoholic swine.
Maple Farms Blueberry Duck by Atii's Flight Catering.
Every ingredient in this dish–duck, blueberries and Indian wild rice–comes from local sources, said Kristen Wasyliszyn, owner and chef at Atiki's Flight Catering.
Robert McConnell lives with other deaf or signing roommates but plans to move to a new condominium project that will cater specifically to the deaf and hard of hearing.
Swiss bank accounts, high-end watches, exclusive spas, Geneva has it all to cater to the super rich.
During this four-course tea, catered by High Tea by Gerri, historian and actress Leslie Goddard--in character as Bertha Honoré Palmer--entertains us.
Local bars that cater to the canine crowd.
Gordon Lee Mansion's catering fees increase.
John Boehner caters to crazies in his caucus.
Room or bunk charges would be $30 to $35 a night and cater to users 18 to 35, according to a spokesperson for Hostelling International, New England Council.
The Orchid Events & Catering, in New Haven, has been feeding the folks at IMP / AEP that are working non-stop to restore power to this city.
Students Cater Judge Groeb's Investiture Reception.
Students with the Institute of Culinary Arts magnet program at Eastside High School catered the reception for Judge Robert Groeb's investiture .
Chefs' Secrets: Catering by Rosemary's Marinade .
Stu Loeser, the longest serving chief spokesman for a mayor in NYC history, is leaving his $200,096 a year job to open up "Stu Loeser & Company," a consulting firm to cater to tech and finance clients, in September.

In science:

Clearly, to cater such requirement scenarios, building stand-alone KWSSes for different tasks may not be an acceptable approach of implementing KM initiative in the organization.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
CH within their communication range. It also allows catering for the time varying nature of link reliability by reassessing it using data collected during normal operation of the network.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
Data Grid (Venugopal et al., 2006), or other variants. A CDN provider caters to a number of CDN users that we refer to as subscribers.
An Architectural Design for Brokered Collaborative Content Delivery System
Newer standards such as LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX have evolved to cater ever-growing high speed data traffic requirements.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
In this setting, the induction rule we derive properly extends Hermida and Jacobs’, thus catering for a variety of data types that they cannot treat.
Generic Fibrational Induction