• WordNet 3.6
    • n supplier someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jayne Mansfield decorated her "Pink Palace" by writing to 1,500 furniture and building suppliers and asking for free samples. She told the donors they could then brag that their goods were in her outlandish mansion. The pitch worked, and Jayne received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise.
    • n Supplier One who supplies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Boeing 767 aircraft is a collection of 3.1 million parts from 800 different suppliers around the world: fuselage parts from Japan, center wing section from Southern California, flaps from Italy.
    • n supplier One who or that which supplies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, Uncle Ben's was the exclusive supplier of rice to the U.S. Armed Forces.
    • ns Supplier one who supplies
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In literature:

Well, that is a list of my town suppliers.
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
At this time Gay had been serving as the chief organizer and supplier of the forces of Kazagrandi.
"Beasts, Men and Gods" by Ferdinand Ossendowski
They will invest more and provide even more credits to local suppliers and partners.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Plunderers of their liberty, yet the careful suppliers of their wants?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Plunderers of their liberty, yet the careful suppliers of their wants?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
In Calcutta the same influence has extinguished the trade of supplier of Ganges water.
"New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century" by John Morrison
Lord Rhondda's powers are very great as to control of supplier prices and regulations.
"Women and War Work" by Helen Fraser
As soon as he had finished lunch, he put in a number of calls to suppliers of marine specimens.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
So New Texas had become the meat-supplier to the galaxy.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
The price of necessities depended on the conscience of the individual supplier and the ignorance of the people.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

In news:

Check with your systems supplier about the ways they can help.
Toyota alleges fired programmer sabotaged supplier computer network .
Buy ahead to capitalize on the triple-nutrient supplier's competitive value.
Roswell, GA – Gila Brew Co. LLC, a premium beverage supplier in the United States.
If his family business featured on the new Food Network series "Meat Men" orders 100 cases of boneless, skinless thighs, his supplier might deliver only 60.
Round 2 selects M & D International as die-cast supplier.
Product quality and supplier service are the keys to long-term savings and equipment performance.
And as we saw at the recent SEMA show, aftermarket suppliers are getting into the act with similar emergency kits for car owners.
Joseph McCrone, Ingram Micro's area vice president for government, education and VAR sales, said that, despite the modest forecast , the federal IT market remains robust, especially for channel suppliers.
In this Q&A,we learn how one leading supplier?is working t.
The Polymer Group Inc, a fabric supplier, said yesterday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to win concessions from creditors.
FRANKLIN SQUARE -Salem Township trustee Chairman John Wilms said he would check with an Akron supplier about the price of used guardrail posts for township road work.
Page 1 of 4 When solution providers partner with a vendor, they are looking for more than just a technology supplier.
ASML Holding NV, the biggest supplier of equipment to semiconductor manufacturers, has offered to buy Cymer Inc of the US for around $2.55 billion in cash and shares.
Lomar Machine & Tool recognized with supplier award.

In science:

Similarly, when a particle is absorbed by the lattice this bath site acts as a supplier of infinite number of particles.
Relaxation in open one-dimensional systems
Consider the query “find all suppliers who do not supply part p1 or part p3”.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
This intercalibration spread is coming from the variation of the wafer thickness which is 3% as given by the wafer suppliers.
CALICE Si/W electromagnetic calorimeter prototype, first testbeam results
Consider here a model of a so-called “make-to-order” production facility, which incorporates possible delays in the arrival of supplier components.
Tail asymptotics for the maximum of perturbed random walk
A = {Order, Quote, Ack}, B = {RFQ, Quote, Order} C = {ReqLoan, Reply} The example illustrates the synchronization of processes within a transaction block, [ Broker kB Supplier ] and between transaction blocks (Buyer and LoanStar are transaction blocks).
Formalizing cCSP Synchronous Semantics in PVS