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Supplier

A company that provides goods or services to another company. These goods or services may be used to make a different good or service (which is then sold to customers). Alternately, the supplier may provide retail goods or services that a company simply re-sells.

supplier

a producer or distributor of a GOOD or SERVICE. See also INTERNAL SUPPLIER.

supplier

see FIRM.
References in classic literature ?
Verily he had slain her noble father violently when he was angry about oxen; so he left his own country and came to Thebes and was suppliant to the shield-carrying men of Cadmus.
and yet pass the suppliant by and give nothing, or say merely: "May the Lord give unto you
prayed the kneeling suppliant, "protect my husband, guard my son, and take my wretched life instead
They were for the misery of her own lot, which took her away from this brave tender man who offered up his whole life to her, and threw her, a poor helpless suppliant, on the man who would think it a misfortune that she was obliged to cling to him.
Yes, HE, De Griers, has actually been playing the suppliant to ME
The priest, erect on his feet, irritated, threatening, imperious; Quasimodo, prostrate, humble, suppliant.
I went to my room and reread Joseph Alexeevich's letters and recalled my conversations with him, and deduced from it all that I ought not to refuse a suppliant, and ought to reach a helping hand to everyone- especially to one so closely bound to me- and that I must bear my cross.
I had been calling Nobs in the meantime and was about to set out in search of him, fearing, to tell the truth, to do so lest I find him mangled and dead among the trees of the acacia grove, when he suddenly emerged from among the boles, his ears flattened, his tail between his legs and his body screwed into a suppliant S.
On the contrary, he was masterful in whatever he did, but he had a trick of whimsical wheedling that Dede found harder to resist than the pleas of a suppliant lover.
And now, and for the first time, he was a suppliant, tender and timid and doubting.
The woman followed him along the sidewalk in somewhat the manner of a suppliant.
Soon afterward he came up to a Shepherd and fawned upon him, wagging his tail as if to say, "I am a suppliant, and seek your aid.