• Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj provident providing carefully for the future "wild squirrels are provident","a provident father plans for his children's education"
    • adj provident careful in regard to your own interests "the prudent use and development of resources","wild squirrels are provident"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th century. During that time it was provided in the form of a drink and since drinking wine during lent was a sin, so was drinking chocolate
    • a Provident Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; cautious; economical; -- sometimes followed by of; as, aprovident man; an animal provident of the future. "And of our good and of our dignity,
      How provident he is."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1936, England became the first country in the world to provide regular public broadcasting on television.
    • provident Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; forecasting; cautious; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; having an anticipatory perception of something: sometimes followed by of.
    • provident Frugal; economical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Providence, Rhode Island it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
    • adjs Provident seeing beforehand, and providing for the future: cautious: prudent: economical
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  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.”
  • Legouve Pere
    Legouve Pere
    “A brother is a friend provided by nature.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “A small family is soon provided for.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “A father is a banker provided by nature.”
  • Georg Hegel
    “It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.”


Tempt providence - If you tempt providence, you take a risk that may well have unpleasant consequences. ('Tempt fate' is also used.)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. providens, -entis, p. pr. of providere,: cf. F. provident,. See Provide, and cf. Prudent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. provid-ens, -entis, pr.p. of providēre.


In literature:

This passion is a source of pleasure, provided its gratification be practicable.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
And the darkness and clouds which the Psalmist saw around the providence of God are not all gone.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
He will provide himself with a watch, pencil, and signal note-book properly ruled.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
And He's provided for all our needs.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
May Providence, in His mercy, preserve us from such a fate!
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
How, then, have we to provide a remedy?
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
I considered that my being able to stop the car was really a part of the providing.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
The value of alfalfa in providing pasture is more restricted than in providing hay.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
I knew that there was no one but myself to provide for him, and that in any case I should be given up for lost.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
A heavy iron-holder should be provided; and the irons should be clean and smooth.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario

In poetry:

Sphere thee in Confidence
Singing God's Word,
Led by His Providence,
Girt with His Sword;
"The Poet Saint" by Thomas MacDonagh
Fond ambition, whisper not;
Happy is my humble lot.
Anxious, busy cares away;
I’m provided for today.
"Day" by Josiah Conder
Manna to Israel well supplied
The want of other bread;
While God is able to provide,
His people shall be fed.
"Manna To Israel Well Supplied" by John Newton
The fashion of His Providence
Our way is so above,
We serve Him most who take the most
Of His exhaustless love.
"January" by Alice Cary
Alone, alone -- yet not alone, for God is with me there,
The tender hand of Providence shall guide me everywhere,
While happy thoughts and holy hopes, as spirits calm and mild,
Shall fan with their sweet wings the hermit-hunter of the wild!
"Adventure" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Then the Mother of All with calm voice speaking,
As to you Rebellious (I seemed to hear her say,) why strive against me and why seek my life?
When you yourself forever provide to defend me?
For you provided me Washington -- and now these also.
"Virginia--The West" by Walt Whitman

In news:

NEW PROVIDENCE — Governor Christie may have canceled Halloween on Oct 31, but a group of parents in New Providence had their own idea of how to safely celebrate.
Ardrey Kell golfer Emily Stinson watches her tee shot during the team's golf match vs Providence High School on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Providence Country Club.
Digital solutions improve health care by providing better, more timely information to care providers.
PROVIDENCE – Providence is up 30-21 after one half based in large part to attempting 26 free throws.
It also provides some necessary context, but it doesn't provide perspective.
This same person should provide his/her contact information in the Contact Details space provided.
They provide food for families who are unable to provide food for themselves.
EAST PROVIDENCE — The following is a list of events being hosted by religious organizations this weekend in the East Providence area.
EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected the effects of Hurricane Sandy are beginning to take shape in East Providence.
The Marion Police Department will provide a Prescription Drug Disposal Program, which benefits the community by providing a safe location to drop off unused and expired medications.
A panel discussion about the proposed SunZia Transmission Project, specifically its destruction of habitat to provide energy that could otherwise be provided by renewable resources, takes place from 7 to 8:30 pm, Thursday, Dec 13.
Free, no-obligation estimates are provided up front PPS technicians provide expert advice to assure cost-effective repairs and fast, reliable service.
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School hockey team is back in action for what looks to be a challenging, but good year for the Townies.
Could we have a new ticket provider in the US While I think more competition will lower fees, I'm not so sure the News Corp. Leader will provide a better alternative.
Born in Providence, he was a son of Roland N and Joan (Clark) Grenier of North Providence.

In science:

The ob jectives of the present introduction are (i) To provide a roadmap for the school, that, I hope, will help the reader to make connection between different lectures (ii) To provide simple summary on the ongoing research.
Introduction - Strong interaction in the nuclear medium: new trends
Furthermore, we provide an algorithm to carry out the sequence of edges slides. A first step is to show that any single move of an edge which preserves connectedness can be achieved by edge slides, furthermore we provide a specific algorithm to do this.
An algorithm to prescribe the configuration of a finite graph
We can find an identical result for p1 , since the last integral on equation 9 only depends on x0 and consequently the configuration provided by C1 is symmetrical to the one provided by C0 .
Horizontal visibility graphs: exact results for random time series
The S IGNAL formal model provides the capability to describe systems with several clocks (polychronous systems) as relational specifications. A brief overview of the abstract syntax of Synoptic is provided in Section 2.
Polychronous Interpretation of Synoptic, a Domain Specific Modeling Language for Embedded Flight-Software
Theorem 1 provides a complete description of the subsequential limit laws of Zn as n, Nn → ∞ provided that the growth condition (4) is satisfied.
Limit laws for sums of independent random products: the lattice case