• 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
He habitually gave credit to customers but received none from his white suppliers.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
The subject was one of the Brotherhood's suppliers.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
First, as to its value as a supplier of the necessary elements of plant-food.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Only the local suppliers.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
But the supplier can't possibly make delivery until after the Orion shoot.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The sturdy Mikey was the publisher, artist and supplier of funny stories.
"Green Spring Farm" by Ross Netherton
To keep her grasp on her money-supplier she took Elizabeth with her.
"Polly in New York" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Your club leader or power supplier can help you find information about them.
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson
Each of the various engines has its own steam-supplier.
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
Now, the garden belonged to an old widow who was in former years the chief flower-supplier to the king of that country.
"Folk-Tales of Bengal" by Lal Behari Day

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
Synthetic Data We took the fact table from the Star Schema Benchmark and rolled-up on the supplier and customer dimensions to create cube SSB1.
Diamond Dicing
An individual bias supplier for each SiPM ensures that the gains of the sensors can be adjusted to be the same.
Position sensitive SiPM detector for Cherenkov applications
But then why apply a different standard to the quantum devices? The real problem, to which the concept of device-independence offers a potential solution, is that even if the quantum devices have been obtained from honest suppliers or thoroughly inspected, many things can still unintentionally go wrong.
Security of practical private randomness generation
Klier, T. and McMillen, D.P. (2008) Clustering of Auto Supplier Plants in the United States: Generalized Method of Moments Spatial Logit for Large Samples, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 26, 4, 460-471.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
Its physical role is to realize interaction between suppliers and users of information.
A model of information filtration by comparison of randomly chosen sources
In most countries, the software supplier in the first category is also competing in the second category.
Implementing an Agent Trade Server
Since its beginning, HERA is the world supplier for information on the proton structure at low x.
Experimental Summary of HSQCD2005
This resulted in polynomial time algorithms for maximizing a convex f for various problems including vector partitioning, matroids, and transportation problems with fixed number of suppliers.
Nonlinear Bipartite Matching
This unified and extended earlier results of [6, 8] and yielded polynomial time algorithms for convex maximization for various problems including vector partitioning, matroids, and transportation problems with fixed number of suppliers.
Nonlinear Bipartite Matching
In the suppliers table, sid for supplier ID, sname for supplier name, and city for supplier city.
Set-Theoretic Preliminaries for Computer Scientists