Definitions

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  • n. One who makes provision; a purveyor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes provision; a purveyor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as provedor.

Etymologies

See provedore. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Estcourt was "providore" of the Beef-Steak Club, and a few months before his death opened the Bumper Tavern in James Street, Covent Garden.

    The Journal to Stella

  • "providore" of the Beef-Steak Club, and a few months before his death opened the Bumper Tavern in James Street, Covent Garden.

    The Journal to Stella

  • I had now waited full three hours upon deck for the return of my man, whom I had sent to bespeak a good dinner (a thing which had been long unknown to me) on shore, and then to bring a Lisbon chaise with him to the seashore; but it seems the impertinence of the providore was not yet brought to a conclusion.

    The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

  • Estcourt was providore of the Beefsteak Club, and wrote two or three dramatic pieces.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • There is intentional confusion with Estcourt, who as providore of the Beefsteak club wore about his neck a small gridiron of silver and was made a Knight of Saint Lawrence.

    A Learned Dissertation on Dumpling (1726) [and] Pudding and Dumpling Burnt to Pot. Or a Compleat Key to the Dissertation on Dumpling (1727)

  • To avoid prolixity, though in a part of my narrative which may be more agreeable to my reader than it was to me, the providore, having at last finished his nap, dispatched this absurd matter of form, and gave me leave to come, or rather to be carried, on shore.

    The Works of Henry Fielding, Volume Six: Miscellanies

  • At three o'clock, when I was from emptiness, rather faint than hungry, my man returned, and told me there was a new law lately made that no passenger should set his foot on shore without a special order from the providore, and that he himself would have been sent to prison for disobeying it, had he not been protected as the servant of the captain.

    The Works of Henry Fielding, Volume Six: Miscellanies

  • When the providore has received these contributions, he divides them according to the number of persons, and the want they are in: the proportion they observe in this distribution is twenty pots of beer, ten of mead, and one cow to a hundred loaves.

    A Voyage to Abyssinia

  • The developments include a southern extension of the Clare Valley's famous Riesling Trail, new accommodation for the Murraylands, interpretive signage for a heritage walk around Tanunda and the creation of a weekend providore store and café behind the Naracoorte Art Gallery.

    ETravelBlackboard.com

  • The café will use produce from the area and the providore will provide local boutique food producers with a venue to showcase and sell their products to visitors.

    ETravelBlackboard.com

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  • "I could not believe that Goon would still be alive, but when I called at the providore they told me that the old man was asleep."
    —Peter Carey, Illywhacker, 367

    April 17, 2009