Define: Supplier

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Supplier


Quick Summary of Supplier


Any vendor that provides a business with materials that it needs to operate.



What is the dictionary definition of Supplier?

Dictionary Definition


A person or organization that provides something needed such as a product or service.

  1. One who supplies; a provider.
  2. Someone who assists (sets up) a goal.

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Examples of Supplier in a sentence


Most businesses are constantly comparing suppliers, looking for lower cost and higher quality.
Several restaurants in that town failed because there were no local suppliers who were efficient and reliable.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Supplier are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February 2020.