Ca"ter (?), n. [OE. catour purchaser, caterer, OF. acator, fr. acater, F. acheter, to buy, provide, fr. LL. accaptare; L. ad + captare to strive, to seize, intens, of capere to take, seize. Cf. Acater, Capacious.]

A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Ca"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Catered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Catering.] [From Cater, n.]

1.

To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions.

[He] providently caters for the sparrow. Shak.

2.

By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for or to.

 

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Ca"ter, n. [F. quatre four.]

The four of cards or dice.

 

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Ca"ter, v. t.

To cut diagonally.

[Obs.]

Halliwell.

 

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