What does the word cater mean?

Usage examples for cater

  1. The only hotels that are sure to be pleasant and satisfactory are the large ones which cater to tourist traffic. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  2. The Turkish Government fed the men, but the officers were supposed to cater for themselves. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  3. My visit to the Yosemite, the previous summer, chanced to be mentioned, and at once she began to ask me question after question about the Valley, and about those who live in it and cater to the comfort of travellers. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly