supplier

Definitions of supplier
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n someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

Synonyms:
provider
Examples:
Gustavus Franklin Swift
United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
Types:
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black marketeer
someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities
caterer
someone who provides food and service (as for a party)
connection
a supplier (especially of narcotics)
dispenser
a person who dispenses
distributer, distributor
someone who markets merchandise
purveyor
someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
recruiter
someone who supplies members or employees
stockist
one (as a retailer or distributor) that stocks goods
provisioner, sutler, victualer, victualler
a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
headhunter
a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations)
jobber, middleman, wholesaler
someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
retail merchant, retailer
a merchant who sells goods at retail
scout, talent scout
someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
ship chandler
a dealer in equipment and supplies for ships
wool stapler
a dealer in wool
Type of:
bourgeois, businessperson
a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

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