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Meaning of “supplier” in the English Dictionary

"supplier" in British English

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suppliernoun

uk   /səˈplaɪ.ər/  us   //
B2 [C] a ​company, ​person, etc. that ​provides things that ​peoplewant or need, ​especially over a ​longperiod of ​time: They used to be a ​leading supplier ofmilitaryequipment. He said that he had got the ​drugs from his ​usual supplier (= ​person who ​sellsdrugsillegally).suppliers [plural]

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a ​company that ​sells something: I'll ​contact the suppliers and ​see if I can get the ​paint you ​want by ​Friday.

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(Definition of supplier from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"supplier" in American English

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suppliernoun [C]

 us   /səˈplɑɪ·ər/
a ​person, ​company, or ​country that ​providesgoods of a ​particularkind: They are the world’s ​largest supplier of ​babyfoods.
(Definition of supplier from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"supplier" in Business English

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suppliernoun

uk   us   /səˈplaɪər/ COMMERCE
[C] a ​company that ​provides a ​product, or the ​materials to make a ​product: supplier of sth to sb/sth The ​company is a supplier of ​software to the film ​industry.leading/main/key supplier They used to be a ​leading supplier of ​medicalequipment. Most energy suppliers are doing well in the ​currenteconomicclimate.
the suppliers [plural] the ​company that ​sells something: I'll ​contact the suppliers and see if I can get the paint you want by Friday.
(Definition of supplier from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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