provedore also providore, 1570s, from Port. provedor, Sp. proveedor, perhaps via Venetian dialect, from an agent noun from verbs rooted in L. providere (see PROVIDE (Cf. provide)).

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  • Provedore — Prov e*dore, n. [Cf. Sp. proveedor. See {Proveditor}.] A proveditor; a purveyor. [1913 Webster] Busied with the duties of a provedore. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • provedore — noun A person or business which provides stores and supplies to ships, such as food and beverages. Syn: proveditor, purveyor, steward …   Wiktionary

  • provedore — prov·e·dore …   English syllables

  • provedore — /ˈprɒvədɔ/ (say provuhdaw) noun someone who provides supplies as for a ship, tuckshop, etc. Also, providore, provedor, providor. {Italian dialect providore, variant of proveditore purveyor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • provedore —   n. proveditor; steward …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • provedore — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proveditor — Pro*ved i*tor, n. [It. proveditore, provveditore, fr. provedere, L. providere. See {Provide}, and cf. {Purveyor}, {Provedore}.] One employed to procure supplies, as for an army, a steamer, etc.; a purveyor; one who provides for another. Jer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Providore — Prov i*dore, n. [See {Provedore}.] One who makes provision; a purveyor. [R.] De Foe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • providore — /ˈprɒvədɔ/ (say provuhdaw) noun → provedore …   Australian English dictionary

  • providore — variant of provedore * * * providitor, providore see proved …   Useful english dictionary

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