Supplier may refer to:

*Manufacturer, uses tools and labor to make things for sale
*Processor (manufacturing), converts a product from one form to another
*Packager (manufacturing), encloses products for distribution, storage, sale, and use
*Distributor (business), the middleman between the manufacturer and retailer
*Wholesaler, sells goods or merchandise to retailers
*Dealership, local franchised distribution
**Drug dealer, supplies illegal drugs
*Merchant, a professional dealing with trade

ee also

*Supply chain
*Supply network
*Supply chain network
*Supply (disambiguation)
*Vendor (supply chain)

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  • supplier — [ syplije ] v. tr. <conjug. : 7> • 1360; réfect. étym. de souploier (XIIe), souplier (XIIIe); du lat. supplicare « se plier (sur les genoux) », avec infl. de ploier (ployer) ♦ Prier (qqn) en demandant qqch. comme une grâce, avec une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Supplier — Sup*pli er, n. One who supplies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supplier — I noun caterer, chandler, commissary, contractor, furnisher, giver, merchant, provider, provisioner, purveyor, seller, steward, trader, victualer II index contributor (giver), materialman Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Wil …   Law dictionary

  • supplier — SUPPLIER. v. a. Prier avec sousmission. Je vous supplie, Monsieur, d aller, de faire &c. je vous supplie de croire. je vous supplie tres humblement. nous vous en supplions, ô mon Dieu, par les merites infinis de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • supplier — (su pli é), je suppliais, nous suppliions, vous suppliiez ; que je supplie, que nous suppliions, que vous suppliiez, qu ils supplient, v. a. Prier avec soumission et instance. Je vous en supplie. •   Souffrez, je vous supplie, Que pour la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • supplier — I. Supplier, et amender la faute de quelque chose par un autre, Supplere. Il faut suppléer et aider à la lettre, Scriptum a sententia discrepat. Budaeus. II. Supplier aucun, Supplicare alicui, Abiicere se alteri ad pedes, Abiicere se supplicem.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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