1. providing food and services
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cater \Ca"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Catered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Catering.] [From Cater, n.]
1. To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions.
[He] providently caters for the sparrow. --Shak.
2. By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at
theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: providing food and services
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "catering":
accouterment, armament, baking, barbecuing, basting, boiling,
braising, brewing, broil, broiling, chandlery, cookery, cooking,
cuisine, culinary science, domestic science, endowment, equipment,
finding, fitting out, frying, furnishing, furnishment, grilling,
home economics, investment, logistics, nutrition, outfitting,
pan-broiling, poaching, preparation, procurement, providing,
provision, provisioning, purveyance, reinforcement, replenishment,
resupply, retailing, roasting, sauteing, searing, selling,
shirring, simmering, steeping, stewing, subsidization, subsidy,
subvention, supply, supplying, toasting, victualing