• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acater See Caterer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acater A purveyor; a caterer: as, “Robin Hood's bailiff or acater,” B. Jonson, Sad Shepherd (dram. pers.). Also written acator, accator, achator, achatour, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acater a-kāt′ėr (obs.) a caterer
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. acateor, achatour (Fr. acheteur)—Low L. accaptātōr-em, accaptare, to acquire—L. ad-, to, and captāre, to seize. See Cates.


In literature:

Acatic, Nueva Galicia, in the Mixton War, 40.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton

In news:

3 Acate-Chiaramonte Vittoria, 97019, Italy.

In science:

Martinez, Lagrangian Mechanics on Lie Algebroids, Acat Appl.
Clifford-Finsler Algebroids and Nonholonomic Einstein-Dirac Structures
Two bilinear forms B and C on V are said to be equivalent if there exists an invertible even linear operator A ∈ GL(V ) such that B (x, y ) = C (Ax, Ay ) for all x, y ∈ V ; in this case, B = ACAT for the matrices of B , C and A in the same basis.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras